Doing Partition MicroSD In Android
In this post I will share my experience about how to partition an external sd card on android.
With limited internal storage on android smartphone then to partition the external sd card very useful function, because the external sd card partitioned we can manage the memory available on Android smartphones that we have, namely as:
- Move an application that is installed on the internal memory to external memory without mixed with other files (separate).
- Conserve the use of internal memory.
Many ways to partition the external sd card, but the way I do is quite simple and uncomplicated because of the way that I use is to use software and software mini partition tool EASEUS Partition Master.
To partition on the sd card is made of 3 pieces partition the fat32, ext2, and linux swap.
Fat32 is useful to store data or files. Ext2 is useful for applications where installed, ext2 may be regarded as a second internal memory, now ext2 partition is used when we are going to move the applications on the internal memory to the sd card by force. This transfer must use the link2sd application that can be installed if the smartphone was in root Android while Linux swap partition itself is used to help the performance of RAM. This partition is used when the smartphone Android has a small RAM.
Before making a partition on the sd card, make sure you move the data on the sd card to the computer. Because of the partition, the data on the sd card
will be deleted.
How to do partition
1) Download the software mini tool patition
2) Install the software on the Computer / Laptop
3) Plug micro Sd to computer or laptop using a card reader. Do not use a data cable
4) Open the software mini tool partition wizard
5) Select the drive and click delete your microSD to become unallocated
6) Right-click the unallocated disk, and then click create
To store the main data such as songs, pictures, videos, etc.. Create great
• Create As: Primary
• File System: fat 32
microSD 2 GB : 1.4 GB
microSD 4 GB : 3.05 GB
7) Click OK
8) After that, it will be there the rest of your micro SD. Well the rest is used to create a second partition. Right click select create
To make the second internal memory
- Create As : Primary
- File System : ext2
- Cluster size : 4 KB
Micro SD 2 GB : The rest was
Micro SD 4 GB : 600 MB
9) Click OK
If the following message appears reasonable, because Windows does not support ext2 partition,
10) Then create another third partition. I recommend the third partition is done for a 4 GB micro SD and above. So 2 GB micro SD should not.
To assist the performance of RAM
• Create AS: Primary
• File System: linux swap
4GB microSD: The rest
Examples partition size of 4 GB MicroSD (actual size 3.75 GB)
- Primary Fat32 : 3.05 GB
- Primary Ext : 600 MB
- Primary Linux Swap : 100 MB
Examples partition size 8 GB MicroSD (actual size 7.5 GB)
11) Click OK
12) After all, click Apply that existed at the top left corner
13) You will see a warning
14) Click yes, wait for the partitioning is complete
15) If it appears the following message means you’ve survived microSD partitioned