Why do you need to delete your partition?
Once, one of my neighbors asked me to help with his computer. I am always invited to solve PC problems by my neighbors and friends since I was engaged in this software company; and I am happy that I can help. I considered what the matter it is on seeing his worried face. However, after he told me his worries, I smiled and asked him to relax since it is a piece of cake if he makes use of our partition manager.
Actually, he wants to extend his c partition but he does not have an unallocated space on his computer. He does not want to merge any other partition to c except f, but partition f is not adjacent to c. Still, if he can merge f with c, he does not want the data on it any more. In such case, just as I told him, he should delete f partition first to get an unallocated space. Then, he can enlarge c partition with the unallocated space. Like this, he gets all he intended. It is easy and not difficult as what he expected.
How You Delete Partitions on Hard Drive?
If you delete a primary partition, the empty space you get is called unallocated disk space. If you delete a logical partition within an extended drive the resulting empty space is called free space, then you will need to delete the free space again to have it as unallocated space. You can now use the empty space to create additional volumes.
If you are not tired with repeated operations and are willing to delete the partitions one by one, obviously you have another way to delete those partitions with AOMEI partition manager. Yes! Delete them one after another by repeatedly choose “Delete Partition”! There is also another method - merge these partitions and delete them all. You may not merge all the partitions into one, but it can still decrease the time you click “Delete Partition”. Any, whatever way you choose, you can get what you want. Still, “Delete All Partitions” is the easiest and fastest one.
How to Securely Clear Data on Solid State Drive in Windows 7?
Solid State Drives (SSDs) are now very popular nowadays and are widely applied to computers as the replacement for traditional hard drives. In case you need to clear SSD, you can try the newly developed feature, “Secure Erase SSD”, on AOMEI Partition Assistant. Now, I’ll show you the detailed steps of using this feature.
To Clear SSD Disk:
Step1. Connect the SSD will be deleted partition from to a Windows 7 based computer.
Step2. Launch AOMEI Partition Assistant. Right click the SSD and choose “SSD Secure Erase”. A notice will come out afterwards.
Step3. Choose the SSD. Here takes my Toshiba SSD for example. It is Disk 1 with 60GB storage.
Step4. In general, SSD erasing will encounter a frozen state which is a protection for SSD. Do a Hot Swap* to release it.
Step5. Hot Swap makes disk erasing workable. Now, it’s the erasing process.
*How to Perform a Hot Swap?
- Open computer case cover or back cover or hard shell on laptop.
- Find the selected SSD and unplug the power cable off SSD.
- Unplug SSD’s SATA cable.
- Reconnect the SATA cable to the SATA or IDE port.
- Reconnect the power cable to the power port.
When the erasing process completes, AOMEI Partition Assistant will prompt a window says it has erased the SSD successfully. Next, I would get unallocated space on that SSD. You see, there is more than one way to delete all partitions on a disk on the purpose of clearing it. AOMEI Partition Assistant has different strategies for different types of disk. So great, doesn’t it? Another feature of this program called “Wipe Hard Drive” is worth a shot.