I have a computer running Windows Server 2008, and I have used the computer for years. Aging, I guess, causes lame system performance, so I asked help from my friends who know much software knowledge. Then, I found that the hard drive space distribution is extremely unreasonable. Therefore, I wonder how to partition a hard drive in Windows Server 2008 to maximize system performance.
Most PCs come from the factory with a single partition on the whole hard disk drive. In other words, users will see only one drive in the Computer window and users have to store both personal data and system data into the same place. It is quite risky actually. Providing that something unexpected happens to the partition’ index file recording where the various pieces of data are located, the computer is most likely to suffer from boot failure and then the disturbing data loss issues. Thus, it is quite necessary to partition brand new hard drive. However, users also need to know the importance of repartitioning hard disk after a long time of computer use.
During the course of computer use, we may come across this or that partition problems such as the typical one – system partition runs out of space. In such cases, the best solution is repartitioning drive space. Well then, how to do the trick.
1. Disk Management Tool
The useful Extend Volume and Shrink Volume features are introduced to Windows Server 2008 Disk Management. However, the function to move partition is also unavailable, and the mentioned two partition resizing features work under specified circumstances. Take the Extend Volume as an example: the precondition that there must be unallocated space right behind partition to be managed must be met; otherwise partition extension can not be realized.
2. Server partition manager software
As partition problems catch more and more attention, many sharp-sighted manufacturers promote partition management software to cater the rising demands. On the software market, users can find varying kinds of such software, but which one is the best? When choosing software, users need to take software compatibility, reliability, functionality, operability and other factors into consideration. Professional server partitioning software named MiniTool Partition Wizard Server Edition is a highly-qualified one. Here, the detailed operational guidance on how to get Windows Server 2008 partition resized is given.
Following those steps, users can easily expand the capacity of Server 2008 C drive:
Step 1. Download the powerful server partition software and then install it to proper location. Then, launch the software to open its main interface.
Step 2. In the main interface of the software, choose target partition needing expansion operation and click “Extend Partition” from left action panel.
Step 3. Under “Take Free Space from” tab, choose a partition with much unused space left or an unallocated space to take free space from. After that, drag the sliding handle to gain needed capacity of free space and click “OK” button to go back to main interface of the software.
Step 4. Backing to main interface, users can apply partition extension effect to computer via “Apply” button in the upper left corner.
Apart from partition resizing function, the recommended MiniTool Partition Wizard has other powerful disk and partition management functions. For more information about how to fix hard drive partitioning problems, please reference to the quick link here.