How to Create Another Drive on Your Computer
By TS Jordan
While you might think of your hard drive as a single physical unit, your computer can be trained to view an installed hard drive as a number of different installed drives. This is accomplished through the use of the Partition Manager, and can be useful to separate your files and arrange your drive in a more logical fashion. Creating another drive on your computer is a fairly straightforward task that can be accomplished in less than 20 minutes.
Open the "Start" menu and click on the "Control Panel."
Select the option for "Performance and Maintenance," choose "Administrative Tools," and click the "Computer Management" button.
Choose the option for "Disk Management."
Right click in unallocated space on the hard drive and select the option to create a "New Partition."
Select the option to create a "Primary Partition," assign the drive a fixed size, and assign the drive an identifying letter.
Format the drive using the NTFS file system, which is more advanced than the FAT32 standard.
TS Jordan is an Ohio licensed attorney living and practicing out of the Cleveland area. In addition to his Juris Doctorate, he holds a Bachelors' Degree in Information Systems. He has been writing professionally for less than a year.