Partition an External Hard Disk in Windows 10
Partition an External Hard Disk in Windows 10

Let’s have a look on the guide that will help you to partition an external Hard Disk in Windows 10 to store files quickly on different drives in your external hard disk. This can be done by using the inbuilt disk management feature of Windows.

Many of us want numbers of partitions to store different data in different drives as it becomes comfortable for us to determine and locate a file. So we can shrink fascinating data from a drive and create a new drive with shrunk space. For example, if we have the drive of 200Gb and it is approximately 80gb full of data and the remaining 120 Gb is free, here we can shrink 100Gb and create a new disk. As you must had read our previous article where we had discussed guide to partition an internal hard disk, but in this section, we will discuss a method to partition the external hard drive. Yes, it’s possible and can easily be done in your Windows 10 operating system. So have a look at complete guide discussed below to proceed.

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How to Partition an External Hard Disk in Windows 10

The method is quite easy and straightforward, and you just need to follow some simple step by step discussed below to proceed.

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Steps to Partition an External Hard Disk in Windows 10:

Step 1. First of all, in your Windows 10 OS, you need to click on windows button and then just type diskmgmt.msc and then press enter.

Partition an External Hard Disk in Windows 10
Partition an External Hard Disk in Windows 10

Step 2. Now the disk management dialog box will appear, there you will see your external drive storage, simply right-click on it and select shrink option.

Partition an External Hard Disk in Windows 10
Partition an External Hard Disk in Windows 10

Step 3. Now enter the storage in an amount that you want to partition in a different drive and a simple click on ok after that.

Step 4. Now you will see unallocated space left in the drive after you shrunk the volume and this space will you now assign to a new drive.

Partition an External Hard Disk in Windows 10
Partition an External Hard Disk in Windows 10

Step 5. Now right click on unallocated space and there select New Simple  Volume.

Partition an External Hard Disk in Windows 10
Partition an External Hard Disk in Windows 10

Step 6. Now follow the guide to choose the size you want to allocate to that drive.

Partition an External Hard Disk in Windows 10
Partition an External Hard Disk in Windows 10

Step 7. After you are done, a finish message will be displayed by simply clicking on next-next options there.

Partition an External Hard Disk in Windows 10
Partition an External Hard Disk in Windows 10

That’s it! You are done, a new drive will get created with your allocated space to that drive, and you can now use that space to store files differently on your external drive.

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Using Easeus

Well, EaseUS is a third-party tool which allows users to partition the external hard drive. You can use the tool to resize, delete, add partitions on your external hard disk. You just need to follow some simple steps to proceed.

Step 1. First of all, download EaseUS Partition Master on your Windows 10 Computer and then launch the software.

Step 2. In the next step, you will see a screen like below. Here you need to choose your external HDD.

Step 3. Now you need to right click on the partition and then select ‘Delete Partition’. This will delete the existing partition.

Partition an External Hard Disk in Windows 10
Partition an External Hard Disk in Windows 10

Step 4. Now in order to create a new partition, you need to right click on your drive and then select the option of ‘Create Partition’

Partition an External Hard Disk in Windows 10
Partition an External Hard Disk in Windows 10

Step 5. Give the name of the partition and then select the size as per your wish and click on ‘OK’

Partition an External Hard Disk in Windows 10
Partition an External Hard Disk in Windows 10

Step 6. Now you will see the new partition. In order to create another partition, you need to repeat all methods from step 4.

Partition an External Hard Disk in Windows 10
Partition an External Hard Disk in Windows 10

So, this is how you can use EaseUS to partition an external hard drive. If you need further help, then simply ask us in the comments.

So above discussion was all about How to Partition an External Hard Disk in Windows 10, Use the guide and you can easily create multiple drives in your external hard disk and use them to store files separately on that drive. Hope you like the handbook, do share it with others too. Leave a comment below if you have any related queries with this.



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