Updated on February 9th, 2017
There is no denying that Windows 8 gains great popularity recently. Meanwhile, Windows 8 is gradually taking the place of other operating system on PC. Why this system is favored by so many users? This may due to the better performance. Meanwhile, this operating system has good compatibility and user experience on computers and other devices that have touch screen.
Though Win8 innovates in many aspects compared with previous system, such as flat icon, different interface, but this version doesn’t make apparent changes in Disk Management. Disk Management can only do basic tasks as before, for example, delete, format, extend, compress and create partition, convert dynamic disk to basic. For those who often this tool to manage hard disk partition know that Win 8 disk management is not perfect. For example, extend partition will be grey and not available if there is no free space beside the partition, which is not convenient in daily use. Besides, it is not able to change hard drive parameter, split partition, hide partition and clone partition.
Therefore, for the sake of satisfying various needs of storing and managing files, more often than not computer users may want to resize, split, shrink, or create partition for hard disk without losing or formatting disk and precious files. Most of time Disk Management offered by Windows can’t do all these tasks efficiently, so we need third-party tools to make up these features and make best use of hard drive space. Users who want to manage hard drive on their own must choose reliable and specialized partition manager. As to IT professionals, they definitely need some effective tool to do the job since the system built-in tool provides limited functions.
Some may ask the question “Why do I need to split partition?” The answer is easy-some brand new computer has only one big partition which takes entire hard disk space. This is the typical example that hard disk is not well used. It is advised by many that data shouldn’t be stored in the partition where operating system is installed. That may slow down computer and threat data safety. For this situation, system partition should be separated from data partition. The direct solution is splitting the large partition with partition manager like Eassos PartitionGuru. This operation is easy to follow and won’t do harm to current system and data on the hard drive, so average users can carry it out by themselves if necessary.