Can this drive be made a partitioned and bootable drive?

I wish to format the drive into two partitions — 1TB and 3TB, and use the 1TB partition as a bootable clone of my internal hard drive, and use the 3TB partition with Time Machine.

Any Problems?

  • Asked by George G from Campbell
  • 5-May-2014
Seagate Backup Plus Desktop USB 3.0

Seagate Backup Plus Desktop USB 3.0

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1 Answer from the Community

  • My experience is "No." And, to make it worse, Apple says that you should not partition a drive that will be used for booting. See the article for installing the OS on an external drive.

    • Answered by David S from Tucson
    • 2-Jun-2014