How to partition a big disk?

Partition a large hard drive which is larger than 2T with a powerful partition tool

Large hard drive is more and more common, a lot of users who have bought large hard drive can't use all the space effectively, window-based restrictions, MBR disk can only support 2T effective space, GPT disk is able to support more than 2T space, simple explanation:

The most commonly used sector size of MBR is 512 bytes. Do the math and you get a capacity limitation of 2.19 TB (2,199,023,255,552 bytes).That means your operating system will only be able to address the first 2.19 TB and all that extra storage beyond 2.19 TB will be unusable.

You can set the sector size is greater than 512byte to allow the use of larger than 2T disk on the Raid array. For example, you can freely set the sector size: 512byte, 1K, 2K, 4K . Corresponding to each sector size, support the maximum disk space is 2T, 4T, 8T, 16T, a single partition size can exceeds 2T too.

At present, the one can perfectly support for more than 2T disk software is Macrorit Disk Partition Expert, it is a safe and easy to use. It can support rapid reduction, Ensure the data safe even in the event of a sudden power–off.

Then introduce you an easy and safe way to partition a large hard drive which is larger than 2T step by step with the very powerful partition tool- Macrorit Disk Partition Expert, as follows I will start with my windows XP PC as an example. You can also use this way to extend system partition on windows vista/7/8 and windows server 2003/2008/2008-R2/2012.Support both 32 and 64 bits!

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  1. Launch the Macrorit Disk Partition Expert, you'll see all detail information of the partition and disk as shown

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    Initialize the large size disk, then Create Volume, and then do the resize partition steps

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    At last, Commit what you have done to restart pc

See also:

  1. Adding Unallocated Space to Server Existing System Partition
  2. Resize Partition for Windows Server 2008
  3. Resize Partition for Windows Server 2003 Guide
  4. Move Free Space from One to Another
  5. Extend/Increase System C Partition Size for Windows 10 and Server