New hard drive comes with a single large logical storage space, which extend across the entire disk. With the help of partition manager, you can divide that space into several partitions, which means you can make use of multiple disks.
Many reasons for multiple partitions are
• More than one OS can be booted from the same disk.
• Personal data can be stored separately.
• If you don’t need a partition anymore or one partition is small then you can wipe it without losing any files.
• Using partition software, you can move, resize, and merge partitions conveniently.
Windows provide traditional disk management tool but 3rd party software offers valuable extra features. EaseUS Partition Magic software allows you to create, move, merge, or resize partitions without any impact on data stored the specific partition.
Valuable extra features available on 3rd party partition software are
• Maintain the stored data during partitioning process
• Without reboot capably extend NTFS system partition
• Create multiple partitions
• Merge two adjoining partitions into a big one
• Delete partitions but data gets lost
• Wipe a selected partition or whole disk
• Format with new group size involving 512 Bytes to 6KB
• Format with new file-system like NTFS, FAT, EXT3 and EXT2
(If formatting data gets wiped)
• Hide partition
• Change label & alphabet of the drive
• Conversion of primary partition to logical and vice versa
• Run disk surface test for locating bad sectors
• Defragment partition or disk
• Rebuild MBR to reboot system
• Compatible with Windows XP/2000/7SPI/Vista/8
• Supports RAID, standard hard disk, GPT disk, and multiple external storage devices
• On MBR supports 2TB partition and on GPT handles 4TB partitions
How to use 3rd party software?
Step 1 – Download and install third party partition software
Step 2 – Open the program
A horizontal image equivalent to your current partitions will be seen. From this list of current partitions, select the necessary buttons
For resizing or moving
With Resize/Move icon you can reduce or increase the partition size. You can calculate how many GBs you have by dividing the available MB by 1024 (Partitions are basically listed in Megabytes)
For removing a specific partition select it and click Delete button.
Select un-partitioned space and click Create icon. In case, you don’t have un-partitioned space then resize or delete a current partition.
Remember some 3rd party software allows to format partitions as FAT32 or NTFS, while there are others that enable to create Linux partition. Select partitioning software on your aim of what kind of partition you need to create.
Step 3 – Completion of process
After configuring the partitions click ‘Apply’ to make the actual change. Restart the computer and check all the modified partitions.
Third party software is more flexible than Window’s traditional disk management program. For example, you can extend a partition by just dragging everything on an unallocated space.