3 ways to partition an SD card

3 ways to partition an SD card
3 ways to partition an SD card
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Partitioning an SD card helps protect and secure certain sensitive data on the card and also allows you to create a backup of programs and operating systems. Partition can also improve the performance of your computer or device. You can partition SD cards from Windows or Mac computer or from Android device.

Steps

Method 1 of 3: Partition SD card on Windows computer

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Step 1. Insert the SD card or card adapter into your computer's USB port

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Step 2. Select Start then Control Panel

You will access the window Control panel.

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Step 3. Select the System and Security option, then Administrative Tools

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Step 4. Next, select Computer Management

The computer management application will start and display on the screen.

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Step 5. Select Disk Management on the left, under the Storage option

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Step 6. Right click on the name of the SD card and choose New Simple Volume

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Step 7. Click Next on the New Volume Wizard that appears on the screen

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Step 8. Enter the desired size for your partition and click Next

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Step 9. Select a letter to represent your partition and click Next

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Step 10. Indicate whether you want to format the new partition, then click Next

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Step 11. Click Done

The SD card will now be partitioned.

Method 2 of 3: Partition SD card on Mac

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Step 1. Insert the SD card or card adapter into your computer's USB port

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Step 2. Go to the Applications folder and select the Utilities option

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Step 3. Select Disk Utility

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Step 4. Click on the name of the SD card in the left sidebar of Disk Utility

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Step 5. Select Partition at the top of Disk Utility

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Step 6. Click the drop-down menu under Current Volume and then choose the number of partitions you want to have on the SD card

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Step 7. Click on each partition, then choose a name, format, and size for each

  • If you want to use the SD card as a startup disk, select Options, then Score guide.
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Step 8. Click Apply. The SD card is now partitioned

Method 3 of 3: Partition SD card on Android device

Warning

For this method, your device must be rooted.

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Step 1. Check if the SD card is in your Android device

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Step 2. Go to Google Play Store on your Android device

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Step 3. Find and download the ClockworkMod ROM Manager application

You can also download ROM Manager from Google Play Store

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Step 4. Launch the ROM Manager application after installation

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Step 5. Tap Partition SD card

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Step 6. Choose the desired size for your partition, next to the Size extension option

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Step 7. Select a value next to the Swap Size option, if desired

Swap size is the amount of megabytes that can be used for cache memory to free RAM memory for other programs.

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Step 8. Press OK

Your Android device will enter recovery mode and the SD card will be partitioned.

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Step 9. Select the restart device option, when prompted

Your card is now partitioned.

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