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  • Hi, I have a 750 GB of HDD and I would like to know what is the best way to separate the HDD into partitions.

    RAM issue

    Tuesday, March 4, 2014 4:42 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

    That's right that it depends on what you would like.

    The tool we can use to seperate HDD is Disk management which is built-in in Windows 8/8.1:

    Right click My Computer, select Manage -> Storage -> Disk Management, open Windows built-in Disk Management, you can do following operations on Windows 8 32 bit or 64 bit by Disk Management.

    • Create, delete and format volume
    • Add or change drive letter of the volume
    • Extend and shrink volume
    • Convert basic disk to dynamic disk
    • Explore, open volume
    • Convert MBR disk to GPT disk or convert GPT disk to MBR disk
    • Convert dynamic disk to basic disk, but you must delete all dynamic volumes before converting.
    • Mark partition as active, etc.

    Kate Li
    TechNet Community Support

    Thursday, March 6, 2014 1:18 PM

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  • BS

    That depends on what you want to do.  More information please.


    Wanikiya and Dyami--Team Zigzag

    Tuesday, March 4, 2014 4:44 PM
  • Tuesday, March 4, 2014 6:34 PM
  • By the way, partitioning a HDD (spinning electromechanical disk) and accessing the different partitions concurrently pretty much ensures you're going to cause performance degradation, as the heads will have no choice but to seek across to the different partitions, and while it's seeking your HDD is doing no I/O.

     

    -Noel


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    Tuesday, March 4, 2014 11:28 PM
  • Hi,

    That's right that it depends on what you would like.

    The tool we can use to seperate HDD is Disk management which is built-in in Windows 8/8.1:

    Right click My Computer, select Manage -> Storage -> Disk Management, open Windows built-in Disk Management, you can do following operations on Windows 8 32 bit or 64 bit by Disk Management.

    • Create, delete and format volume
    • Add or change drive letter of the volume
    • Extend and shrink volume
    • Convert basic disk to dynamic disk
    • Explore, open volume
    • Convert MBR disk to GPT disk or convert GPT disk to MBR disk
    • Convert dynamic disk to basic disk, but you must delete all dynamic volumes before converting.
    • Mark partition as active, etc.

    Kate Li
    TechNet Community Support

    Thursday, March 6, 2014 1:18 PM