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I have an apple macbook pro with only a 250 SSD. It's nearly

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I have an apple macbook pro with only a 250 SSD. It's nearly full so I bought a 1 TB jump drive that I would like like to USE as storage for this laptop. What's the best way to use it as such?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Laptop
Expert:  DJ_T_Dogg replied 1 year ago.
Hello,
Best way is to always keep it plugged in. so that drive is always active.. it wont hurt it any doing so. Here is a great guide on it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QwiW2cZpXYA
Please provide a positive rating, if you need anymore help don't hesitate to ask! Glad I could be of assistance and God Bless!
Travis B.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
This video didn't help much
Expert:  DJ_T_Dogg replied 1 year ago.
You can partition a flash drive using diskpart. For more information read the TechNet Diskpart Documentation
Example:
Run command prompt "As Administrator"
Run these commands in this order at the command prompt and replace # ***** your flash drives Disk # ***** when you run list disk
diskpart
list disk
select disk #
clean
create partition primary size=1000
select partition 1
active
format fs=NTFS
assign
exit
This is the rest of a great guide/source: http://superuser.com/questions/570691/usb-harddrive-how-to-use-a-usb-flash-drive-as-a-hdd-harddrive
Travis B.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I have a Mac not a PC
Expert:  DJ_T_Dogg replied 1 year ago.
I am sorry my apologies, Here you go:
Step by Step guides for you:
http://osxdaily.com/2012/01/04/format-an-external-hard-drive-or-usb-flash-drive-for-mac-os-x/
and
http://osxdaily.com/2012/04/22/format-drive-mac-pc-compatible/