How to partition a hard drive – Importance of Hard Disk Partition
What is Partition?
Disk partitioning is the performance of Splitting / Dividing a hard disk drive into multiple logical storage units referred to as partitions, to treat one physical disk drive as if it were multiple disks, so that a different file system can be used on each partition.
Each Partitioned drive uses an assigned piece of physical real estate on the media, and is treated by the operating system as a separate drive with its own drive letter.
Why we would choose to partition a hard drive
Technically, every drive is already partitioned. A physical drive needs a partition to hold files. And if you bought your PC with Windows Operating system pre-installed, it probably already has two or three partitions. Only one of them, C: which fills almost the entire physical drive is for your day to day use. The others, all of which are quite small, are for maintenance and recovery purposes.