Irvine, California based Hard Drive Recovery Associates recently published an article that explains how a hard drive can be partitioned. The company believes that this is essential knowledge for any computer user that can help them get more use out of their machines.
This recent release on the local data recovery specialist's blog touches upon one of the most useful tools at the disposal of any PC user: Hard Drive Partitioning. While not many people know about the existence of this tool, and even fewer know of its purpose, this is without a doubt one of the most useful tools that can be used to separate files or back up one's data locally before a system reset. Before explaining a hard drive can be partitioned, however, the post in question sheds light on a few of the most important points that are related to this useful Windows function.
Jack Edwards, a representative of Hard Drive Recovery Associates, states, "A disk partition is a section of the hard drive that is separated from other segments. Fundamentally, a partition functions, and is treated by the system, as a separate physical device. You could potentially run a separate operating system on your disk partition or backup your data before formatting your system."
Drive C will always be the main partition in all computers, containing the operating system, along with all system files, applications, programs and data relating to its use. Drive D, on the other hand, is used only for backup storage. Succeeding letters will be for other storage drives, both internal and external, while letters A and B were previously assigned to floppy disks and other older tape drives. Having covered this, the local specialists move on to outline the precautions that one must take before partitioning a drive.
Edwards says, "While this is a relatively safe process, and you will not be running many risks, backing up your data is always recommended. You'll want to upload as many of your important files and data to the cloud or back them up to an external device. This is just to make sure that, even if a disaster were to happen, you will not lose any of your important files. Make a full image backup of the entire drive if necessary."
Once all of the important files have been safely backed up, the next step is to ensure that there is enough space to create the new partition. Emptying the recycle bin, as well as deleting any unwanted files and applications, is the best way to make space for the new partition. Moving files on to an external drive is also an option, as this data could be easily moved back to the new partition once it is done.
With the important information backed up, and once enough space for a new partition has been freed, all that is left is to proceed with the task in question. Hard Drive Recovery Associates state that this is by no means a difficult or challenging endeavor, and it should not take longer than 30 minutes once the adequate preparations have been made. The process itself is thoroughly explained in their article, and those looking for a step-by-step guide can find them here.
While partitioning one's drive goes a long way in terms of functionality, it does very little in terms of protecting data from incidents that may compromise its accessibility. In these cases, and when no backups have been done of the sensitive information, the only way to recover these files is by visiting a specialist in data recovery services. Fortunately, Hard Drive Recovery Associates excels at this task, having helped hundreds of customers recover their sensitive data following a system failure.
Edwards states, "While we always recommend having a backup of your data, we understand that accidents happen. You need solutions instead of advice when you lose your sensitive information, and we are here to offer just that. We'll evaluate your case and diagnose whether or not your data can be recovered, all completely free of charge. We are here to aid you during your time of need, and we want to make sure you get all of your important data back, without any problems."
The company's website offers more details on Hard Drive Recovery Associates, also known as HDRA, in addition to their services. Interested parties may reach out to Jack Edwards to follow up on any further inquiries as well. Similarly, the company can be reached through its official social media platforms.
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