Do you want to partition your SSD? How to partition SSD in Windows 10? If such Confucius is in your mind then there is nothing to worry about. In this article, we have provided complete information about how SSD is partitioned and types of partitions and file systems. You just have to read this article till the end.
I hope after reading this you will get complete information about how to partition your SSD. Apart from this, you will also get information about why SSD or computer storage devices are partitioned. So, without any delay let us know.
Is it good to partition SSD in Windows 10/11?
Yes, it is correct to partition SSD in Windows 10/11 or any other operating system.
Usually, you use SSD in your laptop or desktop. In this, along with your important data, information, images, videos, you also store the operating system. If you keep all these things together or in one drive, then due to the operating system of your system getting corrupted or some files getting corrupted, the entire drive gets problem. Due to which there is a chance of losing your important data.
You may be using a pen drive or external drive in your system. If some virus originating from that pen drive or external drive comes into your system, it first infects the system files. If you have kept the operating system and your important data at one place, it means that there is a chance of your important data also getting infected.
You must have now understood why we partition the storage device installed in our system i.e. SSD or hard drive. If we partition the SSD and install Windows 10/11 operating system in one drive and store our important data in the remaining drive, then later on if any system file gets corrupted or virus infected, our files will remain safe.
Things to know before doing Partition
It matters a lot under which partition format you are partitioning your SSD. Talking about partition types, it is of two types which are GPT and MBR.
It matters a lot under which partition format you are partitioning your SSD. It is a format that allows the system to interact with the storage device. This helps the system user to store data in storage and retrieve it when needed. Talking about partition types, there are two types which are GPT and MBR.
MBR Vs GPT
MBR is the full-form Master boot record. It supports up to 2 TB of storage which is very less as per today’s storage capacity. If you have a storage device with more than 2 TB capacity, it will not support MBR format. It was used in the past and is still used in some systems today.
The biggest weakness of the MBR partition format is that you cannot create more than 3 primary partitions in it. CRC function (Cyclic Redundancy Check) is not available in it. This partition format supports bios or legacy mode. That’s why it is important to keep in mind that while creating a bootable pen drive, in which format storage drive you are going to install the new operating system.
GPT means GUID Partition Table. This is a new partition format that we use today. It is designed to fix problems with MBR. In GPT you can use 10 zettabytes of storage. This is many times more than 2 TB. In this you can create 128 primary partitions.
These partition format support CRC function, which provides the facility that if there is any old file, then this file system takes the responsibility of keeping it properly. This keeps the file the original file as it is. Its security system is also many times better than MBR. You also get good speed in GPT partition format. It supports UEFI mode.
By now you all must have come to know which partition format your SSD supports. You can decide according to yourself how much storage is required in your system and how many partitioning it has to do.
File System: NTFS Vs Fat
File system plays a very important role in computers. It helps you in creating tasks like making folders, and files and compressing the files in the computer. Generally, there are 3 types of computer file systems. NTFS, FAT32, and exFAT.
If we talk about FAT32, it is an old file system. It stores files up to 4 GB. In this file system you cannot compress files and supports small storage devices.
But the NTFS file system has no restrictions. In this, you can store files more the size of 4 GB. It keeps the files very well organized. It is also higher in speed compared to Fat 32. NTFS is good for larger storage devices
How to Partition SSD in Windows 10/11
You can partition your SSD in two ways. First when you install the operating system in your system through the same and second through disk management.
Partitioning SSD during Windows OS Installation
- First of all, load the Windows installation bootable USB on your computer.
- Restart your computer and boot from the installation media.
- After that select your language and country and proceed further.
- When prompted for the install path, click “Custom: Install Windows only (Advanced)”.
- Here, you will see a list of drives and their partitions.
- If there are existing partitions, you can delete them by selecting each one and clicking “Delete”. Be careful, as this erases data.
- Click “New” to create a new partition. Enter the size (in MB) for the partition and click “Apply”.
- After that select the partition where you want to install Windows and click “Next”.
- Follow the rest of the installation process, and Windows will be installed on the specified partition.
Create Partition your SSD on Disk management
- First you have to open Disk Management. For this press Win + X and select “Disk Management” from the menu.
- You’ll then see a list of all connected drives, at the bottom of the Disk Management window. Identify your SSD among them.
- If your SSD already has a partition, and you want to create a new partition, you may need to shrink the existing partition.
- Right-click on an existing partition on your SSD and select “Shrink Volume”.
- Enter the amount of space to shrink (in MB) and click “Shrink”.
- If you want to create a new partition after shrinking (or if there is Unallocated space), right-click on the Unallocated space.
- Select “New Simple Volume” and click “Next” to start the New Simple Volume wizard.
- Enter the size for your new partition (this can be the entire Unallocated space) and click Next.”
- Choose a drive letter for the new partition or leave it as the default.
- Click Next.”
- Select the file system (usually NTFS for Windows) and set the volume label.
- Alternatively, perform a quick format and click Next.”
- Review your choices and click “Finish.”
- The Disk Management tool will format and create the new partition. This process may take a few moments.
- Once the process is complete, you will see the new partition listed in Disk Management.
Now, you have successfully created a new partition on your SSD using Disk Management. You can use this partition to store data or install applications. Always make sure you have backed up important data before making any changes to the disk partition.
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