Partitioning USB drive

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  1. cereberus's Avatar
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    N00berG00ber said:
    I don't think u guys understand what I'm trying to get at here.

    I know I can partition a USB drive into however many I want and whatever size I want. The problem is, when andoid reformats the partition to use at internal, it reformats the ENTIRE drive. Not just the partition I selected.

    There is nothing I can do on Android because I'm not rooted. So, in windows, is there a way to partition the drive into 2 partitions but make it look like to Android and windows that it's 2 separate drives rather than a single drive with 2 partitions? This way when I select the first partition on Android to use as internal, it WONT format the entire drive. Just that partition.
    OK - what do you mean by using it as an internal drive in android?
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  2. Bree's Avatar
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       #12

    N00berG00ber said:
    I don't think u guys understand what I'm trying to get at here. I know I can partition a USB drive into however many I want and whatever size I want. The problem is, when andoid reformats the partition to use at internal, it reformats the ENTIRE drive. Not just the partition I selected.
    Am I missing something here, but can't you use the AParted app in Android that I linked to in Post #7 to make two or more partitions, then let Windows use one of them? Claims to work for usb as well as SD.

    This tool allows you to create partitions and administer them in your sdcard or usb device.
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...sylkat.AParted


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  3. Bat 1's Avatar
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       #13

    cereberus said:
    OK - what do you mean by using it as an internal drive in android?
    You're able to install Apps on the USB Partiton SD Card with Android Partition Manager/Tool/Magic – EaseUS
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  4. N00berG00ber's Avatar
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       #14

    cereberus said:
    OK - what do you mean by using it as an internal drive in android?
    in android, you can format a usb or sd card as internal (allows apps to utilize it as though it were internal storage) or as portable (allows you to use it as an external storage, only allows you to transfer files back and forth. apps cant take advantage of it.)

    Bree said:
    Am I missing something here, but can't you use the AParted app in Android that I linked to in Post #7 to make two or more partitions, then let Windows use one of them? Claims to work for usb as well as SD.

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...sylkat.AParted


    my device is not rooted so i am unable to use this app.
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  5. N00berG00ber's Avatar
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       #15

    after android reformats it to use as internal storage, it looks like this in EaseUS. (*Note, this is only a 128GB usb Drive, but its recognized as 2 114GB partitions)
    Partitioning USB drive-screenshot-4-.png
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  6. Clintlgm's Avatar
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       #16

    This can be done here is one of many USB Type A and this one Type C, Mini and Micro are also available Amazon.com: SanDisk Ultra 128GB Dual Drive USB Type-C (SDDDC2-128G-G46): Computers Accessories

    Iff you looking for internal storage just drop in 32GB or 64GB or 128GB whatever you need a MicroSD card Amazon.com: SanDisk 32GB MicroSDHC Flash Memory Card 32 GB MicroSD HC (Memory Card Reader included): Electronics
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