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Hi,
I just a new WD My book world edition 1TB. I have multiple users using it and i was wondering if andyone knew how to partition it. It is a network drive so i am not sure how to partition it. Any ideas?
 

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What is the partition currently? Probably NTFS... Well to partition, get some tool Such as Partition magic, or Gparted, which is a free tool.
 
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It is NTFS but when i use that tool will i be able to partition it thourgh the network. It is setup as a network drive and is connected to my Router.
 

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It is NTFS but when i use that tool will i be able to partition it thourgh the network. It is setup as a network drive and is connected to my Router.
You CANNOT partition through the network.
 

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So can i partition it by connecting to my computer or taking out the drive and putting in my comp and partitioning it that way?
 

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So can i partition it by connecting to my computer or taking out the drive and putting in my comp and partitioning it that way?
My instructions:

  • Make the CD
  • Plug in Drive through USB / ESATA
  • Boot to CD
  • Partition drive to liking
  • Tell me it worked so I will be happy
 
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Ok thanks.
 

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Instead of USB could i connect the enthernet cable from the My book to my computers ethernet and then partition it that way? The usb port it has is the kinda of port that you would find on a computer.
 

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Instead of USB could i connect the enthernet cable from the My book to my computers ethernet and then partition it that way? The usb port it has is the kinda of port that you would find on a computer.


Plug into that... ETHERNET WILL NOT WORK I HAVE TRIED. It will fail worse than epic fail.

Edit: And I know epic fail...
 
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Will result in:

 
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It doesnt come with the right USB adapter you cannont plug it into the HDD and the computer. The point of the USB is to connect to routers that have a USB support.
 

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It doesnt come with the right USB adapter you cannont plug it into the HDD and the computer. The point of the USB is to connect to routers that have a USB support.
Umm... then I don't think it is possible... but once again...

Not gonna work over ethernet... You have to have a USB cable... you can take it to the store and ask for the correct cable.
 
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Ok i guess i will do that.
 
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I have installed a similar network hard drive for my uncle. You don't make partitions, but make users accounts and each user account will have their own independent folder, which will act like a partition to the client (to each user).

NDAS > NAS

I got this ximeta NDAS storage, and it is flawless installation, and it emulates a local scsi hard drive, so you can actually make multiple partition. But the feature i like on the NAS is the usb ports, so you can make it a print server, or extend the storage (usually limited to 4gb and/or has to be fat32).
 

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I have installed a similar network hard drive for my uncle. You don't make partitions, but make users accounts and each user account will have their own independent folder, which will act like a partition to the client (to each user).

NDAS > NAS

I got this ximeta NDAS storage, and it is flawless installation, and it emulates a local scsi hard drive, so you can actually make multiple partition. But the feature i like on the NAS is the usb ports, so you can make it a print server, or extend the storage (usually limited to 4gb and/or has to be fat32).
Nice idea... That might actually work. But one thing is that Fat32 is not used on the WD drives as the reason you listed... I forgot to mention that to him.
 
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Yea thats what i did at first but then you could not limit the space.
 
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I see USB on the top most port... just the wrong way... thats USB A... DAMN! I don't understand.
 
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Nice idea... That might actually work. But one thing is that Fat32 is not used on the WD drives as the reason you listed... I forgot to mention that to him.
As i stated, fat32 is only used when you extend the storage. You can plug thumb drives and other external usb drives, but usually they are very limited for some reason.
 

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So is there a converter i can get that has 2 USB A. It is impossible to connect to computer.
I don't think such thing is made, as that is a MALE A port to a MALE A port... which is not made... and if you pluged it in the wires would be switched around...

Edit: I switched around the wires once BTW... gave the drive 5 volts wrong side, broke it got hot and died... It was a hot death.
 
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So is there a converter i can get that has 2 USB A. It is impossible to connect to computer.
NO! you don't have usb transfer functionality on that NAS drive, you can only use for two things...

1) Extend your storage to thumb drive or another usb hard drive

2) use as a usb print server.
 
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Ok then i guess this really is impossible and i guess i will just make folders for users.