For years, we have stored valuable information on our hard drive: holiday photos, movies, music … Now with the cloud services, this is slowly changing but it remains a fact that in our computer we have many things we do not like lose.
There are many ways to put it in a safe place, one of which is to partition your hard drive. Know what it is but don’t know how to do it? So lets see how you can do it on your PC or Mac so you never lose your data.
Although the word sounds a bit strange, it gives us a little hint. Making a partition is to divide the space of a hard disk into several fragments to separate information watertight. That is, if we have for example 500GB HDD, we can divide it by 200 and 300 GB, or the amount that most interest us.
What is this? To separate the information. Files typically are more vulnerable to viruses and other threats are those that make the operating system of your computer. That is why it is useful to leave the applications on Windows (or Mac) on one side and on the other hand our photos, movies, etc..
Thus, if your computer is infected, you can delete only system files and start from scratch without losing the rest, what we have in the other partition. This is also useful for hard drives, where we separate the information to have it ordered.
Now we will see how to partition the hard disk on Windows and Mac. The process is simple but, remember, if there is any questions, you can ask in the comments. Will surely help you.
To partition a hard drive in Windows, have to go to Control Panel. From there, go to the System and Maintenance section, Administrative Tools. Inside, go to Computer Management and Storage tab, you click Disk Management.
nce we are here, we just have to right click on the area that has no assignment and mark New Simple Volume. Then we will get a Windows wizard which will allow us to choose how we want to allocate space, choose the amount you see fit and will give below.
At this time, we ask the lyrics of this new partition. In principle we can put that we want or select the default assigned to us. After this, in the Format Partition menu, deselect this option and we give next. With all this, we will have our newly created partition.
How do I make a partition on Mac
If instead we have a Mac, the process is just as easy. To do this, go to the Disk Utility application. Inside partitions, select the option that appears on the right. Here, we will see a button with the ‘+’ that allows us to create partitions.
By clicking on it, we will see a square box on the left. Punctured and within it we set the space we want to assign and name, save changes and wait for Mac OS to apply the changes.