Format Disk Partition with Three Different Ways

May 16, 2016

Format a disk partition may help the users solve many unknown problems happened to the hard disk drive. One may use many different ways to format the partition. Here we will introduce three main approaches.

Why We Need to Format Disk Partitions Sometimes?

Formatadisk partition will lead you to lose all the data and files on it. But sometimes, we need to do it. For example, purchased a new hard drive, to incorrect the error on hard drive, to get rid of the annoying virus or simply because you are going to sell your computer. It’s an easy option to solve some complicated and unknown problems happened on the hard disk. Partition format is helpful indeed for every computer user.

How to Format a Partition in Windows?

Formatting a partition can be said as the easiest operation of all that on a hard drive. Double click My Computer, then right click on the target drive and select format. There you can also select the file system for this partition.

There is also an advanced option available for the users of Windows. Hard disk partition can be formatted through built-in Command Prompt. The format command syntax is

format drive: [/v:label] [/q] [/c] [/x] [/fs:file-system] [/p:count]

/v:label = specify the volume label;/q=quick format without bad sector detection; /c=enable file and folder compression; /x=let the drive dismount; /fs:file-system=enter the file system for the partition, like FAT32, NTFS or UDF.

How to Format Partitions with Third-Party Tool?

Format partitions in AOMEI Tech’s Partition Assistant not only allows you to select the file system, but also allows you to select the cluster size. Cluster size will directly affect the read and write speed of the partition. Large cluster size comes with fast speed. Smaller cluster size comes with slow speed but higher ratio in space usage.

Step1. Launch AOMEI Partition Assistant. Right click on the partition that you would like to format. SelectFormat Partition.


Step2. In the pop-up window, you can enter partition label as well as select file system and cluster size. Click OK to preview. If it’s okay, click Apply button on the top left corner.

format partition setting

Step3. Click Proceedto start formatting.

start format partition

Step4. At the end, click OK to confirm the operation.

confirm the change>

Besides from Format Partition, AOMEI Partition Assistant also includes other powerful functions. That is, Resize Partition, Merge Partition, Copy Partition, Align SSD Partitionsand so on. If you are searching for a full-featured disk partitioning software, AOMEI Partition Assistant will be your best assistant.

Tips: As Partition Magic alternative, Partition Assistant has various basic and advanced functions apart from disk and partition copy feature. With Partition Assistant, you can create partition, delete partition,format partition, resize/move partition, extend system partition, shrink volume, split partition,merge partitions, wipe hard drive and partition, convert file system,hide/unhide partitions, set active partition, etc. All the operations can be completed without data loss. Free download and check how powerful it is!


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