MAC machines are coming with single partition in its hard disk. When discuss about electronic devices nobody can provide guarantee for it. It might fail at anytime. It’s the user’s responsibility to backup their HDD at regular intervals. Apple do sell AirPort Time Capsule in 2TB / 3TB in their stores. The user can use this device as time machine to do backups. There are other ways around to save the data, If only the Operating System gets crashed. By creating partitions in HDD this can be done. The user can connect their HDD to some other computer machines using some external HDD cases to backup their Non – OS partitions.
Here are the steps to create partition in MAC
Open Disk Utility from the Launchpad
You can see the partition and Choose the HDD not the partition
Click on Partition from the tabs
Here you can see 2 partitions. Now 3rd partition is going to be created from 2nd. In your case, It might be one that is OS partition. “Data” partition is selected through single click whereas it might be MAC partition in your machine.
Click on + sign from down the “Data” partition
Now, you can change name for the new partition. Leave the format as “MAC OS Extended (Journaled)” You can change the size of it, If you want to.
Click on Apply
It will display you a warning message. Click on Partition button
It will verify, shrink and mount the disk. It will take little time depends upon the files which you have in hard disk.
You can see the new partition in the finder. Now, You can start using this partition to save the files.
You can see the info to ensure the partition size.
Disclaimer: The users are requested to do backup their data before making partitions in their MAC. We are not responsible for any data loss.