Format HDD with Free AOMEI Partition Assistant

Format hard drive partition becomes more and more important. The free hard drive formatting software - AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard Edition could help you solve it at ease.


By Dervish / Updated on August 31, 2023

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Which situation will lead you to format HDD? That is, you're setting a new hard drive for the first time, getting rid of errors from the drive, trying to eliminate the nasty virus, as well as wipe hard drive before you want to sell your computer. There are only a few situations that one might take format hard drive partition into consideration.

Formatting hard drive is a simple and useful method to clean data quickly. At the same time, it can help to remove viruses, solve the storage problems and even the hard-to-resolve issues. So learn how to format a hard drive partition is an important skill for the computer users. Well, it is fast and simple as long as you know how to proceed.

When you format HDD, you will lose everything which is on the drive. Take time to figure out what you have on your computer which you do not want to lose. Then you should backup the data and information on the hard drive before the format process. However, in some cases, this will be impossible if the virus has led to serious system damage. In most cases, if you prepare before the start to format hard drive partition you can archive and copy data off the hard drive.

First of all, you need to download the hard drive formatting software:

Download Freeware Win 11/10/8.1/8/7/XP
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Now, open AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard and choose the partition that you would like to format in main window, then click the Format command in shortcut menu to invoke the Format Partition dialog. In the dialog, enter the partition label, and select a file system of your desired such as FAT32 or NTFS. For the cluster size, AOMEI Partition Assistant will automatically determine the cluster size depending on selected file system and partition size, and the Default option is recommended.

1. Remember that format an existing drive will remove all information, so copy necessary files or information to other safe place first.
2. If you need to save some files bigger than 4GB to the partition, we recommend using NTFS to format owing to the 4GB limitation of FAT32. So, this free partition manager has not only has the function of the format hard drive, but also the function of wiping partition, creating partition, deleting partition, etc. Therefore, if you have the partition problem, AOMEI Partition Assistant – hard drive formatting software will solve all the problems for you without any trouble. Pro Edition does well on resizing, creating, formatting partitions and so on for Windows 11/10/8.1/8/7/XP/Vista 32 both 32 and 64 bit.

Here, right click the hard drive, and you will get a menu like this:

Format Ext4 Partition

After you click the Format, the following view will appear.

Select NTFS File System

Then, please input the partition label and choose the file system (NTFS or FAT32). As for the cluster size, it’s better to use the default value. Too small or too big always has the drawback more or less.

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Dervish · Staff Editor
Dervish is an English editor of AOMEI Technology; He is delicated to offering users easy and effecitve solutions for issuses related to disks and partitoins. In his spare time, he enjoy wathcning films, playing footable, traveling and so on.