I have a 500GB (actually 465.76GB) Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex External Hard Drive. I want to divide it into 2 partitions: One for miscellaneous data (approx 50GB) and the other for Backups (415.76GB).
When both of the partitions were Logical, EaseUS wouldn't let me use 7.8MB of the disk; that 7.8MB remained unallocated. It was impossible to extend the 50GB partition into this space.
However, upon making my 50GB partition Primary, I was able to then merge it with the 7.8MB of unallocated space.
Why did this happen?
For external hard drives, does it really matter which type of partition I use?