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Extend/enlarge gpt partition

  • Computer user would inevitably run into situation of insufficient partition space and should extend partition space to resolve this problem. How about GPT partition? Can we equally extend GPT partition? Definitely, GPT partition can still be extended as long as user employs a third-party partition manager supporting GPT disk. Speaking of such kind of partition manager, I would like to recommend MiniTool Partition Wizard.

    GPT disk
    In computer hardware, GUID Partition Table (GPT) is a standard for the layout of the partition table on a physical hard disk. Although it forms a part of the Extensible Firmware Interface (EFI) standard (Intel's proposed replacement for the PC BIOS), it is also used on some BIOS systems because of the limitations of MBR partition tables, which restrict a disk partition's size to a maximum of 2.19 TB (2.19 × 1012 bytes) or 2 TiB−512 bytes (2,199,023,255,040 bytes or 4,294,967,295 (232−1) sectors × 512 (29) bytes per sector).[1] GPT allows for a maximum disk and partition size of 9.4 ZB or 8 ZiB−512 bytes. As of 2010, most current OSs support GPT, although some (including Mac OS X and Windows) only support it on systems with EFI firmware. The widespread MBR partitioning scheme dating from the early 1980s imposed limitations which affected the use of modern hardware. Intel therefore developed a new partition-table format in the late 1990s as part of what eventually became UEFI. The GPT as of 2010 forms a subset of the UEFI specification.

    MiniTool Partition Wizard
    MiniTool Partition Wizard is a partition manager based on Windows operating system and developed by MiniTool Solution Ltd. that support 32/64bit MBR and GUID operating systems including Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Server 2000, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 2008. Furthermore, MiniTool Partition Wizard is able to increase partition, extend partition, wipe partition, resize partition, merge partition, create partition, delete partition, format partition, convert partition format, copy partition, hide partition, explore partition, change drive letter, etc.
    User could download MiniTool Partition Wizard at MiniTool Partition Wizard Download Center or at the official website https://www.partitionwizard.com/.



    Launch MiniTool Partition Wizard, select and right click the desired GPT partition which is to be extended, then click "Move/Resize".



    In this window, user should set partition size via dragging the left and right arrows or entering accurate values in the textboxes. NOTE: user is recommended to check the small option at the top of this windows depicting "Using Enhanced Data Protection Mode" so as to ensure data safety.



    After setting, click "Apply" to execute pending operation.



    For more information, please go to https://www.partitionwizard.com/.