- Multiple partitions separate the operating system (OS) and program files from user files. This permits a user to backup (or clone) only the operating system and the installed software.
- Computers with multiple partitions have a separate area for OS virtual memory swapping/paging.
- Partition keeps frequently accessed programs and data at closer memory locations.
- It separates cache and log files from other files. These files change size dynamically and rapidly, and can potentially fill a file system.
- Multiple partitions allow users to have more than one operating system on a single computer. For example, you could install Linux, BSD, or Microsoft Windows in addition to your Mac OS X operating system on different partitions of the same hard disk and can choose the operating system at start-up.
- A partition protects or isolates files and makes it easier to recover a corrupt file system or operating system installation. If one partition is corrupt, other partitions (and file systems) may not be affected.
- Partition raises the overall computer performance on systems where smaller file systems are more efficient.
- Partitioning a hard disk into smaller sized volumes significantly reduces the time needed for diagnostic tools such as Check Disk to run or for full image backups to run.
- Partitioning reduces the total space available for user storage. It causes certain file system administration areas of each partition to be duplicated.
- It reduces overall disk performance on systems where data is accessed frequently and parallelly across multiple partitions.
- Partitioning increases disk fragmentation as the average size of continuous free blocks on each partition is reduced as compared to a single partition of the same size.
- It prevents using the full disk capacity, because it may scatter the free space apart.
- It slows down the movement of data across different partitions of the same hard disk.
- Partitioning hurts portability and imposes constraints on how entities are linked to each other in a file system.
A hard disk drive (HDD) is a data storage device used for storing and retrieving digital information using rapidly rotating discs (platters) coated with magnetic material. A HDD retains its data even when its power is turned off. Data is read in a random-access manner in a HDD.
A volume is a single accessible storage area with a single file system. Although a volume is different from a physical disk drive and is accessed with the operating system's logical interface. Volumes are logical separations of the hard drive.=
A partition is a part or section of the hard drive, which is treated by the operating system as an independent storage area or drive. For example, a 120-gigabyte (GB) drive can be divided into several partitions, rather than being used as one large drive. Partitions are logical separations on the hard drive, mostly created by the user during installation of an operating system.
The terms; partition and volume are often interchangeable and for most purposes, the end user does not need to understand the difference.
Stellar Partition Manager is professional Mac volume (partition) manager software that allows you to perform disk operations, such as creating, deleting, resizing, formatting, and hiding/revealing a Mac partition.
After latest updates are installed, restart Stellar Drive Defrag.
Stellar Partition Manager is a Mac partition management software using which you can create, delete, resize, format, and hide/reveal your Mac partitions.
Minimum system requirements for Stellar Partition Manager software is as follows:
Processor : Intel
Operating System : Mac OS 10.10, 10.9. 10.8, 10.7 and 10.6
Memory : 1 GB RAM
Hard Disk : 50 MB Free space
- Unpack StellarPartitionManager.dmg.zip file.
- Decompress and double-click the .dmg file. This will mount a virtual volume - StellarPartitionManager.
- Double-click StellarPartitionManager volume to open StellarPartitionManager application window.
- Drag Stellar Partition Manager to Applications folder.
- To launch the software, double-click on StellarPartitionManager file in Applications folder.
- Accept the Stellar Partition Manager License Agreement to launch the software, otherwise, the application terminates.
Note: To remove the software, drag and drop the StellarPartitionManager file from Applications folder to Trash.
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- On the Tools menu, click Register. Application will display the Registration window.
Do any one of the following:
- If you have to purchase the product,
Select 'I don't have a key to register the product'. Click OK, to purchase the product.
- If you have purchased the product and received registration key,
Select 'I have a key to register the product' option. Click OK.
- In the Registration Key box, type the key. Click OK.