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How to partition new Seagate Backup Plus external drive for MACOS

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I have a new Seagate external drive and within Disk Utility, I don't see any way to partition it - I'd like to partition into three parts. It comes configured as NTFS. Do I need to format it for MACOS - it looks from the Seagate help docs that I do not.
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Read the directions from the apple knowledge base.  You can use disk utility to partition it, but you must erase the disk first.  The formatting comes after you partition.

http://support.apple.com/kb/ph5845
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I erased the disk and then could see the partition UI. Thanks, this is good info.
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