Partition flash / pen drive

  keewaa 19:22 01 May 2006

Is it possible to partition a 2GB flash / pen drive, if so how? I want about 256 for program files, and the rest for temporary data. Thanks.

  skidzy 19:40 01 May 2006

Im not sure if you can partition a flash drive,but i guess you could make make a folder on the pc,name it for your program files,load it to the flash drive, at least this way you will reconise the folder before you attempt to delete anything.

If you need to add to the folder,its a matter of just drag and drop into the required folder if you are on xp.

Sorry if you knew this already.

  GANDALF <|:-)> 19:42 01 May 2006

There is no benefit in partitioning the drive. Just make folders instead.


  skidzy 19:49 01 May 2006

If it is possible to partition the flash drive,would it be possible to format any partition one by one,or would it format the whole drive ?

I use folders as i find it easy to update or delete as needs require.

  GANDALF <|:-)> 21:35 01 May 2006

You can partition a flash drive but AFAIK they do not support large patitions and as most drives are small it kind of defeats the object, if there ever was one. Partitioning is too messy, time consuming and pointless as there will be no speed benefit or any other benefit.


  VoG II 21:38 01 May 2006

Pretty pointless on modern hard drives as well, IMHO.

  skidzy 21:42 01 May 2006

Cheers G.... not that i would try to partition the flash drive though,im happy with the folders.
Just a little curious...thanks again.

  Belatucadrus 22:33 01 May 2006

If however you still want to partition it, a useful little bit of kit is u-storage.exe, available click here
This is a direct link to the download.

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