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.
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Your email address will not be published.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.
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