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Haven't you recognized the need to repartition hard drive to maximize the performance of your computer? Do you have ever encountered following situations: repartition hard drive to use the space on your hard drive more efficiently, convert FAT partition to NTFS for enjoying more advanced file system, or copy partition or disk for data security or disk upgrade? Would it be worthwhile to repartition hard drive and how to repartition hard drive for Windows 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows Server 2000, 2003, 2008 without losing data?
Before repartitioning hard drive, we may learn some knowledge about hard drive first. Generally speaking, hard drive is a non-volatile storage device which stores digitally encoded data. It can be described as a box and inside the box are electronics that direct the read/write head or heads held aloft by a spindly arm.
The hard drive's driver electronics contains the instructions for converting bytes into magnetic domains when data is being recorded onto the hard disks and for translating magnetic patterns into bytes when data is requested by the CPU.
The magnetic surface of hard platters in a hard drive is formatted into tracks and sectors which can hold a fixed number of bytes. When data needs to be recorded, the hard disk platters rotate at great speeds and passes underneath the hard drive read/write head. The magnetic head produces a magnetic field which magnetizes the corresponding region where data is supposed to be stored. During this process, the surface acquires a magnetic flux or pattern representative of the information being stored.
Here's an image of hard drive.
So, what is the best solution to repartition hard drive? Well, some users may suggest reinstall Operation System. However, according to the opinions of experienced computer users, to repartition hard drive by reinstalling an OS is typically a destructive proposition -- it is time-consuming and usually involves backing up data, formatting, and cleaning, etc. Who would like to spend time in such a troublesome and time-consuming job? Then you need an easier way - using free third-party repartition software to repartition hard drive.
Actually, besides easy operation, the safety of data is another factor that you may concern about most when you repartition hard drive. It's always a nightmare if you lose your important data. Although lots of partition software are available in the market, you need the easiest and safest one. From the true experiences of those who once used partition software to repartition hard drive, EaseUS Partition Master Free Edition is the best choice. Lots of computer users love to use this re-partition program and recommend it to their friends because it is not only easy and safe to operate, but also totally free to use!
As a totally free hard drive partitioning utility, EaseUS Partition Master Free Edition provides a range of powerful functions to repartition hard drive, including: Resize/Move partition, Copy partition, Merge partition, Create partition, Delete partition, Format partition, Convert to NTFS, Change drive letter, Set active, etc.
The following is the friendly interface of EaseUS Partition Master Free Edition which is easy to operate even for those who are not very good at computer.
This freeware works perfectly with hardware RAID and Windows 2000/XP/Vista/Windows 7 (32/64 bit) and Windows 8 Operating Systems.
Tips: We strongly recommend you backup data with free backup software - EaseUS Todo Backup Free before resizing partitions, because nothing is 100% secure.