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What is disk partitioning?

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    To partition hard disk is a requisite operation for both new disk and the disk with partition created. Well then, what is disk partitioning? How to complete this kind of operations? Let’s see a brief introduction.

    Partition New Disk


    A newly bought hard disk can not be used to save data unless users partition it. To be specific, users should initialize the disk (MBR or GPT) and create one or more partitions which should be with capacity, file system, cluster sizes, drive letter, etc. All these partitioning operations can be completed in Windows Disk Management tool.

    Partition Disk after Partitions Have Been Created


    For the disk where partitions have been created, users also need to perform disk partitioning operations, which can help solve a lot of problems. Next, let’s see 2 cases.

    Case 1: when a certain partition (especially system partition) is running in low disk space, users will have difficulties in saving data to this partition. At this time, to extend partition can solve the problem with ease.

    Case 2: users want to create new partitions but there is no unallocated or free space available. Under this situation, the following operations can solve the problem: shrink the partition which is filled with unused space to release unallocated or free space and then create new partitions according to actual demands.

    Actually, there are many other disk partitioning operations. Some can be realized in Windows Disk Management like create partition, delete partition, and format partition, but most operations should be made in third party software, including rebuild MBR, convert MBR to GPT, move partition, extend partition, convert file system, change drive letter, set partition label, merge partition, and so forth.

    Well then, which program can help us complete wonderful partitioning operations? Here, we suggest using MiniTool Partition Wizard.

    Disk Partitioning Functions in MiniTool Partition Wizard


    Launch the program and we can see the following interface:

    minitool partition wizard-disk management functions

    From the left pane we can see multiple functions such as Align All Partitions, Rebuild MBR, Delete All Partitions, and Wipe Disk. These are functions to manage a disk. For partition management, we need to select the target partition, and then all partitioning operations will emerge on the left:

    minitool partition wizard partition management functions

    These functions can help complete almost all partitioning operations.

    Therefore, the freeware MiniTool Partition Wizard can help complete all-sided disk partitioning operations.