Hard drives are always craved to have better partitions that are required to store data in a segregated form. The need to migrate OS to SSD commonly arises in many organizations and corm an integral part of their day to day processing. There are many hard drives available in market that come equipped with multiple partitions. These are also known as individual hard drives which are inbuilt in the main hard drive and function at separating these hard drives into multiple sections.
Partitions come quite handy if one wants to separate the operating system from the documents and facilitates easier OS reinstallation. With the ever evolving designs of computers, many manufacturers have started to include a recovery partition in a recovery disc with new computer designs.
Partition Magic can be experienced with the new EaseUS Partition Master which assists the users in creating, formatting, deleting, or resizing the already existing hard drive partitions. This software enables you to carry these out quickly as well as for free. Let’s understand the process with each step.
Stage 1: Download and install the EaseUS Partition Master – The first step involves downloading the set-up file from the reliable source and installing the same on your computer.
Stage 2: Open the downloaded Program: Once downloaded, open the program and you will see the horizontal image consequent to the existing hard drive’s partitioning, along with detailed list of existing partitions. From the open window, one can select any partition as well as use buttons flashing on screen top.
Stage 3: Options for resizing Partitions: In case the existing hard drive flashes multiple partitions that you wish to resize (contract or enlarge), for enlargements one needs to reduce the size by selecting the Resize/Move button and opt for the desired smaller size. Again, to expand some other partition, click on the partition and adjust the sphere by clocking on Resize/Move button. Make sure that the extra space gets filled by shrinking the other. Users can make use of graphical sliders to fine-tune the size of the partition. Also, as an additional consideration, make sure that partitions are shown in MB, which can facilitate calculation of gigabytes by diving it with 1024.
Stage 4: Removing a Partition: In case you wish to remove any partition from the hard drives, the same can be done by clicking on ‘Delete’ button. But before you make this change, remember to store all the data in place since the partition deleted will take away all the data stored in it.
Stage 5: Create a Partition: To map a new partition, make a selection for any un-partitioned space and choose the ‘Create’ button. In case the hard disk do not have un-partitioned space, resizing or deleting any existing partition becomes important.
Stage 6: Formatting the Partition: Easeus Partition Master facilitates the users with the option to format the already existing partitions as FAT32 or NTFS, so if you wish to create a Linux partition you must make use of like GParted software which is free and is widely used as a LiveCD.
This software is free and can be used extensively for personal purpose. It is extremely compatible with Windows XP 32-bit, Windows 2000 Professional, and Windows Vista 32-bit. Having said all this, make sure you take the entire back up of the data before modifying the hard drive.
- To process it further, once you choose a disk or a partition, you need to make selection for operation by accessing using toolbar, action panel, menu bar or context menu.
- Later you have the option to view the list displaying pending changes prior you go ahead and apply them by selecting View > Pending operations.
- It is up to your discretion to discard or save the changes when you choose to depart EaseUS Partition Master, you may be prompted to apply or discard any pending changes to your system.