Today’s technology guarantees almost everything that would not have been possible before with electronic devices. For instance, it is possible to protect sensitive files in your sd card and create program backups in them, which was only possible with computer disks.
You, however, need an acute direction on the sd card partitioning tool before going on with the procedure, considering any possible harm on your device.
Learn all about SD card partitioning below.
What is a Partition?
A partition is a small data storage unit used to store SD card information. The process of dividing a storage device into separate sections, or partitions, is called partitioning.
You can rely on sd card partitioning for easier management and organization based on your storage needs for any device.
Partitioning an SD card formats the card to store content on it with different file systems like FAT32 or exFAT.
Why Should I Partition My SD Card?
Sometimes it’s not enough to just upgrade the size of the SD card. You might need to partition your memory card.
The maximum capacity for an SD card varies depending on which type you purchase. Still, most SD cards can store at least 2GBs of data. But, if you keep filling up your SD card with data, it will eventually reach its limit and start to give you error messages or not work at all. To fix this problem, you might need to partition your memory card to have different sections for different types of data.
Persons using their phones as cameras should also partition their memory cards because they take up much more space than typical multimedia files do.
How to Partition Your Memory Card?
Choosing the right memory card has always been a challenge for many people. While some can afford to buy the latest and fastest memory card, others just need to make do with what they have.
Depending on your immediate device, there are several ways you can partition your sd card. The most common methods involve using disk management for windows operating systems and using partition wizards (mostly for advanced professionals).
Partitioning with Disk Management
Windows users can partition their sd cards through the following process:
- Insert your sd card into a computer USB drive
- Click on start and navigate to control panel > System and Security > Administrative tools > Computer Management > Disk Management
- Once disk management displays on your screen, you will need to;
- Right-click on your sd card’s name and click on [New Simple volume]
- Select [Next], then set your desired partition size in the next screen and choose a drive letter for identifying the partition.
- You should indicate if you intend to format the new partition and navigate to the next screen.
- Once you click on [Finish], you already have a partitioned sd card.
However, sd card partitioning in Mac OS and Android devices may vary from one device model to another. You may need to consult the professionals for exact direction on either of these methods.