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How to Partition and Format a WD Drive in Windows

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2016-05-10 14:16:28 Posted by Judie to Manage Partition

Summary:
Trying to partition and reformat a WD drive in Windows? In this page, we would like to introduce you how to partition and format a WD drive in Windows using Disk Management and EaseUS Partition software in a safe and easy way.

Is there any easy way to partition and format a WD drive?

I've recently bought a WD My passport 1TB external Hard drive. I want to use it on my desktop to extend storage space. I plan to use it as a second hard drive for data storage. So, now I want to format the disk and make 2 partitions: one FAT32 and another NTFS. Is there any easy way that I can use to partition and format a WD drive?

In some cases, you might want to convert FAT32 to NTFS or partition hard drive to create partitions on Western Digital hard drive for certain reasons. At this moment, you have to partition and format or reformat WD drive in Windows. But, for most average users, especially who have little computer knowledge and technical skills, it is not an easy job. To do you a favor, we will show you how to partition and format a WD drive using Disk Management and EaseUS partition manager with step-by-step tutorial.

How to partition and format WD drive with Disk Management

Windows Disk Management is a free utility that allows you to handle common disk-related jobs. To partition and format a Western Digital hard drive with Disk Management, follow these steps:

1. Right-click My Computer and choose Manage -> Storage -> Disk Management.

2. Right-click on the space (the external hard drive) you want to work with. This space is represented by a white box with a black bar on the top listing the available space on the drive as Unallocated.

3. Select Create Partition.

4. The Welcome to the New Partition Wizard appears. Click Next to continue and select Primary. Click Next.

5. Select the size of the partition you wish to create and click Next.

6. At the next screen, select a drive letter to assign to the partition and click Next.

7. The Format Partition screen appears. On this screen, you can select the file system, allocation unit size, and volume label you wish to create on the drive.

How to partition and format WD Drive with EaseUS Partition software

If you feel it is too complex to partition and format a Western Digital hard drive with Windows Disk Management, you can try to do this job with EaseUS partition software, a professional disk partition management tool allows you to partition and reformat WD hard drive with simple clicks. Here you can learn the detailed guide.

1. Download and launch EaseUS partition software.

2. Select unallocated area on the hard drive, right click and choose “Create partition”. If you need perform other operation, select relative button on the interface to manage partition.

3. Choose “Apply”, and then you can make or create partitions in Windows 10 successfully.

Partition WD drive in Windows using EaseUS partition software

Finish all the step, you can successfully make partitions on your Western Digital hard drive. And if you need to reformat Western Digital hard drive, you can follow the steps below:

1. Right-click the disk or partition you want to format and choose "Format partition".

Choose Format partition option to format WD drive in Windows

2. A checkbox pops out, on which you can edit a partition label, set a file system and cluster size.

Set file system and cluster size to format WD drive in Windows

3. Click "OK" to apply the format operation.

4. Click "Apply" to format WD drive in Windows.