How to partition a hard disk or how to do partition recovery or hard drive partition resize are common problems faced by many. Let us see the importance of hard disk partitioning ,how to remove hard disk partition and how to format hard drive etc and few of the best free tools available in the market which offers those features.These free tools also provides features such as resizing partitions, copying partitions, create partition, delete partition, Format, Convert and Hide partitions, Change drive letter etc.
Hard Disk partitioning or partitioning is nothing but dividing the storage space of a hard disk drive into separate data areas known as partitions.If you have multiple partitions, directories and files of different categories may be stored in different partitions.
It is better to install Windows on drive C on your first hard disk and store your active work files in second partitions.
Main advantages of multiple partitions includes separation of the operating system and program files, from user files.virtual memory swapping/paging for operating systems.This also helps you in protecting or isolating files, recovering a corrupted file system or operating system installation.Since smaller file systems are more efficient overall on systems increases.
It is very important that to backup your important files before doing a disk partition.If something goes wring you may loose all you data and files.So be careful and prepared before attempting disk partition.
Here we will discuss about some free tools available that can be used to create multiple partitions.Other methods like using FDISK is not discussed here.FDISK is a powerful tool.If you don’t use it properly it can cause severe damage to your file system.If you like to know more about FDisk read it here.
Free Hard Drive / Disk Partition Software
Easeus Partition Master Home Edition
Easeus Partition Master Home Edition is a good freeware hard disk partition manager toolkit including Partition Manager, Disk & Partition Copy Wizard and Partition Recovery Wizard for Windows 2000/XP/Vista/Windows 7 and Windows Server 2000/2003/2008 (32 bit and 64 bit).It is very simple to create partitions using this tool.To partition a disk, click on one of the drives and then use either the toolbar or the context menu to run the Re-size feature.
This will pop up a slider for adjusting the drive volume sizes.Now use the text fields to set a partition size.See the screen shot below.
This will give total control of the size that you want to allocate to the partition. Press OK button to run the resizing.After this run the Create feature and this will allow you format and label the partition in the new and empty space.
Partition Wizard Home Edition
Partition Wizard Home Edition is another free partition software that can be used to easily partition your hard drive.It supports 32/64 bit Windows Operating System including Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7.This free software offers functionality including Resizing partitions, Copying partitions, Create partition, Delete partition, Format partition etc.
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