USB Partition Tool/Manager: Partition USB or Create Portable USB Drive
What's a USB Partition Tool?
Download the magic USB partition tool so you can easily manage a USB HDD, pendrive, flash drive like this:
- Resize (Extend or shrink) a USB drive
- Split a USB drive into several partitions
- Create one or multiple partitions on a USB drive
- Format/convert a USB drive between NTFS or FAT32
- Create a bootable USB drive for Windows 11/10/8/7/XP/Vista
As a matter of fact, the USB partition manager we're going to introduce to you in the next part is so feature-rich that it enables you to fully control your USB flash drive and USB external hard drive without doubt.
USB Hard Drive Partition Solution
As the price of USB hard drive is falling continuously and demand for more hard disk storage is growing, people now tend to buy a USB hard drive for convenience, but how to manage a new USB drive or solve the most common problems occurred to the USB drive?
To optimize the performance of your USB hard drive, a third-party USB partition manager is needed. EaseUS Partition Master Free Edition, a freeware to manage partition, works as a powerful and magic partition software. With this partition freeware, you could enjoy a wonderful experience of managing your partition like magic, such as Resizing, Copying, Merging, Creating, Deleting partitions and so on. Especially you can extend the NTFS system partition and Dynamic Disk Copy.
Why Choose EaseUS USB Partition Manager as USB Partition Tool
This USB partition freeware works perfectly with all Windows OS. Moreover, with a user-friendly interface, you can partition your USB hard drive with very simple operations. So no matter you are a computer expert or not, you can partition a USB hard drive easily. The most shining point of this freeware is that your data is completely protected during the process of partitioning your USB hard drive.
Besides partition, the hard drive is also good at managing disk pace, EaseUS Partition Master - the unique free partition manager has Partition Recovery Wizard to recover deleted or lost partitions. Copying disk and Copying partition in this toolkit is useful if you want to copy or replace disks.
How to Partition USB with EaseUS Free USB Partition Tool
To partition a USB stick or USB HDD with EaseUS Partition Master, you can start at once after connecting the drive to your Windows computer or laptop. It's so user-friendly that you don't have to learn the basics in advance.
Now follow the USB partitioning guide and do it yourself to partition a USB drive:
Step 1. Check for free space
To divide a disk partition into multiple ones, you must ensure that there has adequate free space to be allotted.
Step 2. Shrink a disk partition to create unallocated space
By doing so, start with the "Resize/Move" feature. Right-click on a partition with a lot free space and select "Resize/Move".
Drag either end of the partition rightwards or leftwards so you can shrink its size as the red arrow does, in order to get ample unallocated space. You can visually know how much space you've decreased in the "Partition size" area. Click "OK".
At last, you need to click the "Execute xx Operation" on the top menu and then "Apply" to save all the changes. Go back on the main window, there should be unallocated space appearing under the same disk of the shrinked one.
Step 3. Create a new partition on unallocated space
The last step is to turn the unallocated space into a usable partition drive with a recognized file system. Right-click on the unallocated space and choose "Create...".
Customize the partition information by choosing a drive letter, partition label, file system (NTFS, FAT32, EXT2/3/4, exFAT) and many more settings in the Advanced Settings. Click "OK".
Finally, click "Apply" to confirm that you want to create a partition on the unallocated space. Repeat the whole steps to partition a hard drive in many more partitions.
How to Create a Portable USB with EaseUS Bootable USB Partition Tool
Sometimes, there is something wrong with the Windows boot drive and you cannot start the Windows as normal. How to access the non-bootable Windows computer and fix the hard drive issues at this moment? You need to use EaseUS partition magic software, which is an upgraded version, to create a bootable USB drive that can help you enter the computer without booting into Windows.
How to make the EaseUS bootable USB drive? Follow the simple steps:
Step 1. To create a bootable disk of EaseUS Partition Master, you should prepare a storage media, like a USB drive, flash drive or a CD/DVD disc. Then, correctly connect the drive to your computer.
Step 2. Launch EaseUS Partition Master, find the "WinPE Creator" feature on the top. Click on it.
Step 3. You can choose the USB or CD/DVD when the drive is available. However, if you do not have a storage device at hand, you can also save the ISO file to a local drive, and later burn it to a storage media. Once made the option, click the "Proceed" button to begin.
When the process finishes, you have successfully created an EaseUS Partition Master WinPE bootable disk. Now, you can manage your hard disks and partitions through the bootable drive whenever the computer fails to boot normally.
If you have RAID drives, load the RAID driver first by clicking Add Driver from the menu bar, which can help you add the driver of your device under WinPE environment, as some specific device cannot be recognized under WinPE environment without drivers installed, such as RAID or some specific hard disk.
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Tracy joined in EaseUS in 2013 and has been working with EaseUS content team for over 7 years. Being enthusiastic in computing and technology, she writes tech how-to articles and share technical solutions about Windows & Mac data recovery, file/system backup and recovery, partition management and iOS/Android data recovery.
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