In the Disk Utility app on your Mac, select a volume in the sidebar, click the Partition button , then click Partition.
The Convert and Resize Image buttons will allow you to manage that disk image from the Disk Utility window. Step 4: Wait until the erasing process is complete. Step 2: Add partitions and allocate volume for each one. Tim Walsh on January 18, at am. I hope you find it helpful. Select the device in the sidebar you want to erase and repartition, then click the Erase button. Comments This content is currently hidden from public view.
Internal storage devices appear below the Internal section in the sidebar. External devices appear below the External section in the sidebar. When you select a volume that already has data on it, the pie chart shows a shaded area representing the amount of data on the volume and an unshaded area representing the amount of free space available for another volume.
Disk Utility also shows whether the volume can be removed or resized. Note: If you see a small volume with an asterisk, the partition is smaller than can be represented at the correct scale in the chart.
In Disk Utility on your Mac, format a disk that can be used with both Windows using the Master Boot Record partition layout, which is compatible with Windows. Disk Utility for macOS Sierra: Partition a physical disk using Disk Utility physical disk because you want to install Windows, use Boot Camp.
Click the Add button. Click the Format pop-up menu, then choose a file system format. After you partition a storage device, an icon for each volume appears in both the Disk Utility sidebar and the Finder sidebar.
Be sure to back up your data before you begin. In the pie chart, click the partition you want to delete, then click the Delete button. In the Disk Utility app on your Mac, select the volume you want to erase in the sidebar.
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There are two ways you can optimize performance:. While you can format your hard disk drive HDD in APFS, performance may be degraded when files on the drive are routinely subjected to extensive editing for example, large-scale image, video, audio, and music editing.
Note the following restrictions:. However, FAT32 is a legacy file system designed for low capacity hard drives and it is not recommended for modern hard drives or operating systems.
File transfer rates can be significantly better with the native format. FORMAT — Opens the disk management utility for your operating system, which you can use to manually format your drive.
Use this option if you want to format the drive in non-native formats.