I just bought a My Book World Edition (2TB), and I am very new to this sort of thing.
Right now everything seems to be working fine, but I want to do some things to the drive.
I want to set up 3 partitions of the hard drive, 1 for Hard Drive Backup, 1 for Time Machine and then Another for shared files.
I want the Backup partition to be 500GB (the size of my Macbook Pro’s hard drive), the Time Machine backup to be 750GB, and the Shared partition to be 750GB
my reasoning for this is because I have been hearing that time machine could cause problems and I don’t want to to corrupt the entire drive if something bad happens, just the partition.
I don’t know if there are any consequences in doing this, or exactly how to go about doing it. I am connect to it wirelessly, but when I open the mac’s Disk utility to reformat and partition, it’s not found. Do I need to connect it directly to the computer for this?
also, another question. Is there away to make the drive only accessible to JUST my Macbook Pro and no other computers on the network?
thanks for your time!
Computer: Macbook Pro
OS: OSX 10.6.4