By AOMEI / Last Updated May 15, 2020

About create and format hard disk partitions

Before you can store data on hard drive, you’re required to format the hard drive. Format hard drive means formatting the partition on it, therefore, you should make sure that you have partitioned your disk before. Thus, create and format hard drive are the two continuous steps in a same operation so as to make your disk writable and readable.

How to create and format hard disk partitions?

When there are some unallocated on your hard drive, it’s very easy for you to create partitions with the unallocated space. You can use Windows built-in Disk Management to do the job, or a software is good. However, when your disk is without unallocated space, Disk Management will require you to shrink the exiting partitions to get it so that you can create a new partition. Luckily, there is no such requirement from a software. (If shrink is what you want, please backup data first in case something important losing.)

In addition, with Disk Management, partition cannot be formatted as FAT32 once its size is larger than 32GB. However, you can use AOMEI Partition Assistant to format partition with any file systems you want no matter what size the partition is. (Also, you can convert NTFS to FAT32 later when there is a need.)

Followings will show you how to create and format hard disk partition with AOMEI Partition Assistant, a powerful partition software.

Step 1:Download, install and Launch AOMEI Partition Assistant. Right click the partition on which you want to create new partition, and select “Create Partition”.


AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard Edition is free and convenient, which support all Windows editions of both 32bit and 64bit. Except create and format partitions, you also can use it to copy disk, convert NTFS to FAT32, convert MBR to GPT as mentioned and also other useful utilities.