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How do I partition my drive in Microsoft Windows®?
Last Modified: 1/27/2009      Last Modified by: FL   
Article ID:20

Products Affected:   HDPro & HDPro2, HDOne, CalDigit RAID Card, HDElement, CalDigit VR & mini, FireWire VR, S2VR HD, S2VR Duo

To partition a drive in Windows, please follow these steps:

1. Make sure the drive's on and connected with your host machine.

2. Open the Disk Management. (Location: My Computer > Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Computer Management > Disk Management), then locate the new drive.



3. Initialize and Partition the new drive.



4. Choose specific settings for your new drive. Recommended: Primary partition > Maximum Partition size in MB > Default drive letter assign > Perform a quick format enable.



5. Verify the new drive in My Computer.



(If you are a 2TB or larger disk on a 32bit OS, please check the following link)



Keywords : Windows, format, partition, erase, new drive, control panel