I have recently purchased a WD Elements SE 1Tb external drive. I have set it up with dual partitions: FAT32 (primary) and HFS+ (secondary).
I also have a Macbook Pro 13 running Snow Leopard 10.6.6. I have the following issue:
When I plugin the hard drive, both partitions mount correctly. However, after a few seconds the free space on my macbooks harddrive starts to disappear, and if I leave the hardrive mounted, it continues until the OS reports "0 Kb" available.
If I unmount the FAT32 partition at any time, then the hard drive space stops going down. If I then also unmount the HFS+ partition, the hard drive space returns to it's original value. I really don't know what is going on here, and a google search doesn't seem to have helped.
I also looked at the console messages, but there doesn't seem to be any clues here...
This basically renders the external HD useless - help please!