Hello Again Experts:
This question is bugging me so much I'm going out of my head! Why something this simple should be so hard!!!
FIRST, the setup:
Model: iMac8,1, BootROM IM81.00C1.B00, 2 processors, Intel Core 2 Duo, 3.06 GHz, 4 GB, SMC 1.30f1
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GS, NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GS, PCIe, 512 MB
Mac OS 10.6.2 Snow Leopard
AND..the Subject of My Wrath: An Iomega UltraMax Mini (500GB) external HD, Firewire 400, USB 2.0 - which I want to partition while saving some precious data already saved on it.
1.Believe-It-Or-Not!! - my Mac actually got a bad virus recently. It wrecked my system so bad I had to wipe the HD and rebuild the system. Apple Support were extremely interested in my case, as they have so few "virus" issues. I got my 15 minutes of fame. A Star Is Born. "I Feel Pretty, Oh! So Prettty!" - Not so bad, really. I am an obsessive backer-upper of data, so I lost nothing valuable. Just a matter of reinstalling OSX 6.2.1, and then some easy dragging and restoring of other stuff using Deja Vu.
But here is where this external Iomega HD comes into play. I have always used it to receive automatic complete system backups weekly produced by a very nifty app called Super Duper. The drive is bootable, so it can really come in handy when things look they're going down the garbage disposal !. It keeps an exact mirror image of my actual HD. So there are good data buried in there that I want to keep for at least medium-term future to scavenge for missing bits for my newly-built system.
BUT, I want to pick up with the automatic Super Duper backups on this external HD, and to do that - keeping the old data separate from new backups - I need to partition the HD.
Here is where my visits to the Iomega website get STOOPID! Here is my drive - http://www.amazon.com/Iomega-UltraMax-FireWire-External-33904/dp/B000W8XQS8
- If you grunge around on their website, you will discover they say that the HD came with a CD of proprietary software to manage the HD. Well, I do not remember seeing any software with the drive when I unpacked it.
No probs, I thought, I'll just go get the software download from the Iomega site. NOT!
I've searched hi and low all over Iomega.com and come up empty handed! How frustrating ! I'll give any expert here the _full 500 points_ if you can just locate the download, alone, of free software that allegedly "came with" this HD. Forget the rest of this issue - just find me the download, and You're A Genius!
I am kind of hoping that their own software might just let me partition the drive without wiping the entire thing , thus losing all data.
Am I dreaming in technicolor here?
So..there you have it....I want that mysterious "included" Iomega software, and also I need a solution to partitioning my external, bootable HD without trashing all the old data already stored on it. There must me a way !