Just like drawers, dividing a giant drive into multiple partitions can make it easier for us to manage the data stored on it. A partition for data files, one for applications, and maybe one for operating systems, this also can simplifies backups, even save our data sometimes. Thus saving data in separate partitions helps you organize and protect your data, safely run multiple operating systems, and reclaim wasted disk space.
How to partition hard disk?
Actually, to partition a new, blank disk is quite easily, while to one with lots of data, attention should be paid for the data loss. If you want extensive partitioning options, you can use Wondershare PowerSuite 2012, which can help you create, resize and merge partitions, as well as format partitions, convert the file systems and hide some partition for privacy and security concerns. Hit and go to "Start Partition Genius" now!
Before your hard disk partition
Your data is the most valuable part of your machine. Although it is unlikely that this disk partition software would damage your data, other system failures, such as hardware, software, or power, can put your data at risk if they occur during partition operations. So you'd better backup your disk at first, and you don't need any other tool at all, this disk partition manager also can help you to clone the entire disk for backup.
Step 1: Select a partition for splitting
Select the designated partition from the block you are going to split. Hit "Partition Management" on the top, and choose "Split". Or you can right click the designated partition, and you also can get the partition management menu.
Step 2: Set the size of new partition
On the pop-up window of split partition, you can set the size of new partition by adjusting the percentage of the space left on the existing partition. Here you can adjust the free space, and the used space will be counted automatically. Then hit "OK" to begin disk partition.
Note: If you have backed up the disk and want to split it more flexibly, you can wipe the disk to make it a blank one. Then you can split it as you like.
Step3. Disk partition finished
On the process bar, you can check the splitting progress, and a pop-up window will tell you when the splitting has been completed successfully. You only need to click "OK" to finish the whole work.
Now refresh partitions by clicking the "Refresh Partition" on the top of the interface, and you will see the new partition is listed in the panel. Or you also can check the new partition by hitting "My Computer" icon on your desktop of the computer.
You can delete, merge and resize the partition on your computer with this disk partition manager. Additionally, Wondershare PowerSuite 2012 also allows you to back up files, recover data, speed up your computer and more.