If you select the one below it, the Partition option will be greyed out and become unclickable. Located on the left is a big blue circle with the name of your external drive together with its volume size. Then allocate the desired volume to each partition.
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You can do that by clicking the small white circle and dragging it around. To check whether the operation is really successful, go to your Mac desktop. You should see multiple disk icons show up. I chose to create two partitions on my Seagate Expansion — one for backup, the other for personal use. That wraps up this tutorial article. I hope you find it helpful.
As always, let me know if you have any issues during the formatting or partitioning process. I can follow this to the letter until the partition section. I have a Seagate 1 TB external hard drive, but have already backed up my Mac once, so the Partition button is always grayed out. Same problem with partition greyed out on I can only select either one but partition icon is grey. Your email address will not be published. When I connected the Seagate to my Mac, the drive icon showed up like this. Step 1: Open Disk Utility. By the way, you can also rename your external drive.
Step 4: Wait until the erasing process is complete. For me, it took less than a minute to format my 2TB Seagate Expansion. Step 2: Add partitions and allocate volume for each one. After that, you can rename each partition and define a file system for it. Step 3: Confirm your operation. JP on December 19, at am.
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Mona on March 14, at pm. Tim Walsh on January 18, at am. Once I have backed up my Mac, is it possible to partition the external hard drive? Can changing these settings be dangerous in terms of losing files? Format: read-only Encryption: none Is that what should be selected?
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Thanks Jonny. Hello Jonny, You can use our data recovery software in order to recover data from unmounted drives. After that I had the same issue. It shown up in Disk Utility but greyed out after connected it back. Could not eject it, could not remount, virtually could not do any thing.
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I tried all the solutions posted currently, none worked. Rebooted my Mac and tried connect the drive again, no helps. It was still greyed out in Disk Utility… and finally, on Disk Utility, I right click on the greed out External, and selected image from …, hit the cancel button on the popup, and all the sudden, it became alive….
Not sure what is going on here, but I did not have to erase the drive. Good that your drive is back to life again. You can run the first-aid repair to further determine the integrity of the drive. Hi Vishal, judging by the blog it appears to have lent good results. I dropped my passport and it now will not mount. It lights up and appears to spin with-out any friction or clicking.
It recognizes the partions in light grey,i pushed mount and now reads disk 2s4 and so on. I used your stellar recovery volume 0 lost volume.
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Macpro high sierra Recently the purchased drive was not mounting on the mac computer. Stellar restore all data from the inaccessible WD My Passport drive. The trial version of the software allows you to preview all the recoverable data such as photos, videos, docs, emails, audio files. To save the data you need to register the software. I am struggling to get this drive converted for a mac now.
Erasing, Partitioning, First Aid, Mount have all run into errors. Do you have a simple step by step of how to fix this? We recommend to refer the below link for formatting a hard drive via terminal. IF this works then you WD will remount. Else, try connecting your WD to another Mac. Please share the results with us.
Your email address will not be published. Time limit is exhausted. Stellar Phoenix is now Stellar. MENU Close. Mounting a WD My Passport! You can try below actions to determine if the WD My Passport external hard drive is mounting on your Mac: 1. Connect the WD My Passport to your system, 2. Jonny July 17, Thanks Jonny Reply. Vishal July 24, Thanks Reply. Duke Pham January 26, Whew… Reply.
Vishal January 28, Hello Duke, Good that your drive is back to life again. Regards Vishal Reply. Vishal August 7, Hi Mark, Our support team will contact you. Thank You. Mary July 10, Vishal July 16, Hello Mary, Hope you get the best solution from our support team.
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