Beginner Geek: Hard Disk Partitions Explained Published on March 16th, 2014 | Written by: Chris Hoffman

Hard disks, USB drives, SD cards — anything with storage space must be partitioned. An unpartitioned drive can’t be used until it contains at least one partition, but a drive can contain multiple partitions.

Partitioning isn’t something most users will need to bother with, but you may need to work with partitions when installing an operating system or setting up a new drive.
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