Hard drives are available in sizes up to and exceeding 1 terabyte. That's over 1,000 gigabytes. That's a big drive! If you'd rather break it down into more workable sections you'll want to partition the hard drive. If you have a hard drive that someone else partitioned you may want to repartition it. Either way you can use EASEUS Partition Manager to manipulate your hard drive the way you want.
Hi this is Mike Callahan Dr. File Finder welcome to part two of our special butterscotch.com five part series at Easeus partition manager. Now in this segment I’m going to talk to you briefly about partitioning or repartitioning a hard drive. Now when you get a brand new hard drive, say 300 gigabytes, it doesn’t have a partition, it is one huge partition that occupies all 300 gigabytes. You wish you could break it down into logical drives. The main part of the drive is called the primary drive. It’s also the active drive and the active drive is where the operating system resides and has to boot from. But when you want to break your large hard drive into smaller partitions, those become logical drives, but still only one physical hard drive but it can be divided into logical segments. So I’m going to take this little tiny 8.65-megabyte section on my hard drive that doesn’t have anything on it, and I’ll click here on create partition. Or you could click up here, partition, create—you see that it has asked for a name, so I’m going to put in test. It’s a logical drive, not primary. We’re going to use the NTFS files system, it’ll be drive D, we’ll use the default cluster system, we’ll click okay. Now with nearly all partition management programs, the change won’t really occur until I reboot the computer. You see over here one operations pending, create disk D on disk one. And there’s only one hard drive on this computer. So this is how you would repartition or partition a drive. Basically, repartition simply means to partition it over, so you can see here, is our little drive D down at the end of a very large drive C. So that’s how you partition or repartition a drive and that concludes part two.