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You can partition a hard drive...for storage...any number of times. You can have as many partitions as you like, within reason. The only thing tricky about partitioning is determining how many partitions and what size.
If this is done before using the drive, it's no problem. If it's wanted after the drive has been used at all...it becomes more complex because XP does not support changing partition sizes after the initial decision.
There are a ton of programs that overcome this pebble and which allow users to partition and change partition sizes (safely) after the hard drive/disk has been used. I use Partition Magic, there are other programs for this.
Now, this backup you eluded to...exactly what software or strategy are you going to use to obtain it? I use a disk-imaging program (one of the parents of today's Symantec Ghost), but that's my preference...it's not the only way.
Systems backups can be quite large...depending on what files are included, how often, etc. If it were me, I'd probably use that external drive for system backups and data files of all sorts, not necessarily creating multiple partitions (because I use folders in the same manner that many use partitions).
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