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How to Partition Removable Storage Device like USB Flash Drive, Memory Card

Updated on Dec 11, 2018 by Daisy to Partition Master

Download EaseUS partition software and learn how to partition a USB flash drive, SD card, memory card, pen drive and other removable storage devices with the program in simple steps.

Why you need to partition a removable storage device

USB flash drive and memory card are the most ordinary removable storage devices. They are widely used for storing important data and files. The main reason for using removable storage devices is because of its portability. This allows users’ data to be transferred between PC and different storage devices smoothly. It is quite important and necessary for the data movement on in some cases on removable storage devices.

Sometimes there do exist some special needs to partition a removable storage device into several partitions for managing different types of data in an easy way. Then is it possible to partition removable storage device like USB flash drive, memory card etc? If yes, how to do it?

How to partition USB flash drive with EaseUS partition software

To partition USB flash drive or SD card successfully with little effort, you should first find a reliable partition manager tool. You can try the Windows built-in Disk Management tool. But it is not the best choice because it provides limited features for USB flash drive management. So, here EaseUS partition tool, a third party partition tool with flexible and advanced features is recommended. It supports to resize/move partition, copy partition, create the partition, delete or wipe the partition. This software works well with the removable storage device. You can enjoy the partition management on the removable storage device as the same as the hard disk. Now you can download it and try the following guide to create a partition on USB flash drive with simple steps.

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 Windows 10 is supported

If you want to create a partition on an empty USB, SD card or external hard drive, connect it to your PC in advance.

Step 1: Launch EaseUS Partition Master

On the main window, right-click on the unallocated space on your hard drive or external storage device and select "Create".

Create partition on unallocated space

Step 2: Adjust the new partition size, file system, label, etc.

Set the size, partition label, drive letter, file system, etc. for the new partition and click "OK" to continue.

Set up new partition

Step 3: Confirm to create a new partition

Click on the "Execute Operation" button and confirm to create a new partition by clicking "Apply".

Confirm and keep all changes

How to resize a partition on the USB flash drive

And if you want to resize the partition on USB flash drive, you can try the following guide:


Step 1: Launch EaseUS Partition Master

Run partition manager software

Step 2: Free up space to extend partition

If the hard drive has enough unallocated space to extend the target partition, jump to Step 3 and continue.

If not, free up space first:
1. Right-click on a partition next to the target partition and select "Resize/Move".
2. Drag the partition ends to free up space, leaving enough unallocated space behind the target partition, click "OK".

Free up space to extend partition

Step 3: Extend partition

1. Right-click on the target partition and select "Resize/Move".

Resize target partition

2. Drag the target partition handle into the unallocated space to extend partition.

Add space to the target partition

Step 4: Keep all changes

Click the "Execute Operation" button and click "Apply" to keep all changes.

Keep all changes for extending partition