To split a hard disk into several partitions,We will need special programs. In addition to well-known paid solutions, such as Paragon Partition Manager or Acronis Disk Director, you can also use free of charge, for example, Partition Logic, Parted Magic or Cute Partition Manager.
In fact, their only difference from paid software is the lack of a Windows version and the need to boot from a LiveCD or other external media.
Hardly this can be considered a critical drawback, especially since they manage to break the hard drive with "excellent".
Consider the procedure for creating disk partitions onExample Acronis Disk Director, as one of the most popular and common programs of this kind. After the launch, the program will analyze the hardware and display all the hard disks installed in the computer as icons. In order to split a hard disk into partitions, select it with the mouse and click on the command "Create partition", located on the left in the field of operations.
Further, we confirm the choice of the disc and alreadyAn existing partition on it, from which a new partition will be created. Assign the size of the future partition by moving the slider to the right or left, or by specifying it in digits in the intended field. The volume of the created partition can not be larger than the size of the partition from which it is created.
Specify the partition type. For the storage of files, choose? Logical ?, for the main system? ?Active?. Select the type of file system: NTFS or FAT32, and, if necessary, enter the label of the partition. The label? This is the name of the disc that will be displayed in the explorer in front of the drive letter, for example:? DATA (D :) ?. If the label is not needed, leave this field blank. After viewing the visual result of the entered settings of the operation, press the button? Finish ?.
In the main window of the program, press the button?Proceed ?. All previously entered settings will be applied sequentially, and the corresponding operations are performed. At the end of the program, the program will display a service message stating that everything was done successfully. Then, if necessary, create one or more partitions of the hard disk, repeat the above operations.