A hard drive can be partitioned in Windows using Disk Management. To open Disk Management, complete the following:
Windows 8 and 10
In Disk Management, if the connected hard drive is not yet partitioned, it will show up with solid black bars and the label “Unallocated”. To partition the hard drive, complete the following steps:
Note: The default size will be the entire capacity of the drive, which is recommended if a single partition will be used.
Note: Windows will automatically use the next available letter as default.
Note: Formatting a hard drive will erase all data on the hard drive. Make sure you have any data backed up before continuing.
Refer to the following FAQ for more information on formatting hard drives: https://www.startech.com/faq/hard_drives_general_format.
To create a partition on a new drive in Mac OS, complete the following:
Note: The most commonly chosen format is Mac OS Extended (Journaled).