How to Create Partitions in USB Flash Drive
Creating Primary or Logical Partitions are very Common in Fixed Disk (Internal or External Hard Disks). Windows can easily able to recognize these Partitions, provided the Partition follows either FAT or NTFS file system.
In case of Removable Disk ( USB Flash Disk) Windows treats them as Single unit. Even in the Disk Manager, Partition menu options are disabled. To make this as Fixed Disk we may need to do some changes either at the Driver Level or in the USB Firmware to support partitions. So,By default Windows will not allow you to create partition.
Why i need Partition? :
I have a USB Flash Drive (Sandisk 3.0) with a Capacity of 16GB. I really don’t going to use that much of space with large files. In my case i want to create partition one for (FAT) Lubuntu and one for NTFS Storage usage.
Creating Partition using Easus Partition Manager :
– Connect the USB Drive to your PC
– Open Easus Partition Application
– Identify the Drive Letter and Create necessary Partition.
Now when you go to the Disk Manager in Windows, you can able to see the newly created partitions for the Thumb Drive which we created using Easus Partition manager.
Note : You can have a maximum of 4 Partition in a drive. But Windows can recognize only one Partition at a time.
Switching between Partitions : (For Windows OS)
Since Windows can able to Mount only one partition at a time, if you want to explore the files in other partitions then you need to make the corresponding partition as primary and re-insert the thumb drive. You can change the primary to logical or vice versa using the default Disk Management tool or the same Easus application which we used earlier to create the partition