I'm trying to partition my one big hard drive into two, but I don't know how, I'm not a computer master. Can you guys suggested me some free and easy to use third party partition software? Thank you so much.
Answer by Harold · Jan 05, 2013 at 05:08 AM
My recommendation is Gparted. It's based on Linux, but don't let that intimidate you if you've never used Linux before. Gparted has a graphical user interface that looks just like any Windows or Mac program, and is very easy to use.
First, however, make certain to back up your drive before you partition it. That is, unless the drive is already empty. Though I've yet to experience a situation where Gparted messed up my existing partition(s), it can happen.
Answer by lumpy · Jan 05, 2013 at 09:46 PM
I agree on GParted and it is what I use. I noticed you mentioned you are no so tech oriented so I thought I would also mention that you can run GParted right off a CD or USB dirve. You can find out more here http://gparted.sourceforge.net/livecd.php
Also the site above has several suggestions for backup software.
Answer by cal920c · Jan 05, 2013 at 10:32 PM
if you install the hard drive into your computer, you can use windows to do it,
I usually just go: Start menu> Right click on "Computer" or "My Computer" > Manage> Disk Management> [locate, and click on hard disk]> Right click> Select "New Simple Volume" > follow the wizzard, and then you can calculate how much space you want in that partition, and then do the same for the remaining un-allocated (not used in the first partition) space as another "Simple volume"
Hope this helps.
Answer by bryanminer · Jan 08, 2013 at 02:58 AM
This is what I have used for years now, free and works. http://download.cnet.com/Easeus-Partition-Master-Home-Edition/3000-2248_4-10863346.html?tag=mncol;2