How to Partition A Dell Hard Drive?

July 26, 2017

To partition a Dell hard drive will no longer be a problem bothering you, actually, it’s never be a problem when you have AOMEI Partitiiton Assistant, a free and convenient partition software.

Partition a Dell hard drive with Disk Management

How to partition a Dell hard drive? It depends on your situation. There may be a lot of unused space on your existing partitions, which can be used to create new partitions so as to sort out your special information, such as your important files for work, your cherish photos of family and your significant videos about your life. In addition, once you saved the unique data in a unique partition, would it be easier to back up them only. Or later your data will be stored separately and hard to select them out when there is a need.Therefore, you should make use of those unused space, and with the help of the built-in Disk Management you can add a partition to hard drive, but you have to shrink partition first.

Step 1: Right click the partition on which you want to crate a new one (here is D drive), then select “shrink volume”.

Shrink Partition

Step 2:Set the partition size you want to shrink, and click “Shrink”.

Set Size

Step 3: Right click the unallocated space created by shrinking D drive, and select “new simple volume” to create a new partition. Then you can follow the wizard to set drive letter, partition size, volume lable and file system of new partition.


If your partitions are already mixed up and you want to partition your hard drive whole again, please make a backup of your important data and we recommend you AOMEI Backupper.

Partition a Dell hard drive with AOMEI Partition Assistant

AOMEI Partition Assistant, a free and convenient partition software, can help you create a new partition on exiting partition directly and easily and without shrinking partition.

Step 1: Download, install and launch AOMEI Partition Assistant. Right click D drive and select “Create Partition”.

Create Partition

Step 2:Set the drive letter and partition size here, and “Partition Lable” and “File System” are hid under the “Advanced”.

Set Partition

Step 3: You can view the result here, and don’t forget to click “Apply” to implement the operation.


As you see, when you use AOEMI Partition Assistant, you can achieve the partition job within just three steps which is so convenient and easy to operate. In addition, you can use it to copy disk, convert NTFS to FAT32, make bootable media and so on.