Magic Western Digital Hard Disk Formatting And Partitioning Software

Daisy updated on Dec 04, 2018 to Partition Master | How-to Articles

How to Manage Your WD Hard Drive with EaseUS Partition Master

If you purchased a new WD hard drive, you might need further customization, like creating partitions (logical or primary) on it or migrating OS from the old drive. While if the WD drive you've been using stores some critical information, you may want to copy partitions to other drives for backup or resize partitions, merge two partitions into one, format partitions to fit operating system, delete less frequently used partitions, or even wipe WD disk for a risk-free abandonment. All in all, any management of the WD hard drive and external hard drive can be done with EaseUS Partition Master, which is currently one of the highest ranked Western Digital hard drive partitioning utility in the market.

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 Windows 10 is supported

It's a lightweight Windows application which gains extensive popularity among users and it's intuitive, user-friendly, non-destructive. Let's see how easily you can use the free partition manager, for instance, to format WD partitions to NTFS, FAT32, EXT2, or EXT3. (When you set the cluster size in step 2, you'd better know that a smaller cluster size makes less wasting of the disk space.)


Step 1: Run EaseUS Partition Master, right-click the hard drive partition you intend to format and choose "Format".

Format Hard Drive Partition - Step 1

Step 2: In the new window, set the Partition label, File system (NTFS/FAT32/EXT2/EXT3), and Cluster size for the partition to be formatted, then click "OK".

Format Hard Drive Partition - Step 2

Step 3: Then you will see a warning window, click "OK" in it to continue.

Format Hard Drive Partition - Step 3

Step 4: Click the "Execute Operation" button in the top-left corner to review the changes, then click "Apply" to start formatting the partition on your hard drive.

Format Hard Drive Partition - Step 4

EaseUS Partition Master includes an exclusive function. It enables WD partition recovery caused by any careless and improper operation like deleting, formatting and hiding the partition.

Why Windows Disk Management Is Not Recommended

In fact, the Windows built-in Disk Management meets the basic needs of management a hard drive, but with too many restrictions. It allows WD users to extend, shrink, delete and format volumes only, and even sometimes it's unavailable in those functions.

Since it's a built-in application, it's reliable. If your WD hard drive needs more management beyond the capability of Windows Disk Management, don't hesitate to download EaseUS Partition Master Free, the magic Western Digital hard drive formatting, and partitioning software.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why Choose EaseUS Partition Master?

"I've used Partition Master Professional many times to create, delete, format, move, rename, and resize partitions."PCWorld

"Partitioning tools have come a very long since the days of complicated command line utilities and EASEUS Partition Master is one of the most advanced programs available."TECH ADVISOR

"I love that the changes you make with EaseUS Partition Master Free aren't immediately applied to the disks. It makes it way easier to play out what will happen after you've made all the changes."Lifewire

Will the "Migrate OS" feature transfer the Windows system files only or the whole C drive?

To ensure that the migrated system will boot normally, the Migrate OS feature will transfer all the files in the system and the boot partitions. Generally, the boot partition is the C drive so the transfer will include all the files in C.

Does EaseUS Partition Master license apply to multiple computers?

The license of Partition Master Professional and Server editions can be used on 1 computer only, while that for for the Technician and Unlimited editions can be used on multiple machines.

What is the difference between EaseUS Partition Master Trial version and the Free version?

Free is for home users only, with most basic functions available such as partition resize and clone. While trial can help you understand how this product works and test what a full license can do on a business or server OS machine.

Will it cause any data loss after resizing the partition in EaseUS Partition Master?

Generally, it will not cause any data loss or boot issue by resizing a partition. However, in order to protect your data, we suggest that you backup the partition before resizing, in case of any unexpected situations such as power outages, computer hardware failures, etc. You can use EaseUS Todo Backup to backup the partition and its trial version is fully functioned for 30 days.

What should I prepare before resizing the partition?

On the partition that is going to be operated, there might be some files being occupied by other programs. To ensure a successful operation, we suggest that you close all the unnecessary software before resizing that partition. Otherwise, EaseUS Partition Master will detect the partition being locked by the other software and require a reboot to resize the partition under boot mode.

About EaseUS Partition Master

All-round disk & partition management software for personal and commercial use. Let it manage your storage drive: resize, format, delete, clone, convert, etc.

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