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Manual Partition Operations

5.1.10

Deleting a partition

After a partition is deleted, its space is added to unallocated disk space. It can be used for a new partition or to resize an existing partition.

If you need to delete a partition:

1.

Select a hard disk and a partition to be deleted.

2.

Select Disk Delete or a similar item in the Operations sidebar list, or click Delete the selected partition on the toolbar.

3.

Select the deletion method in the Delete Partition window; you can:

(1)

(2)

  • set

delete a hard disk partition and fully wipe partition sectors — set the switch to Delete partition and destroy data.

sectors)

disk

just delete a hard disk partition (without the switch to Delete partition.

wiping

Delete Partition window

Having set the switch to Delete partition and destroy data, enter a number of passes for wiping.

Wiping unallocated disk space means multiple writing of special data to hard disk sectors. Acronis Disk Director Server features a rather simple wiping algorithm. During each pass, a symbol sequence or logical zeroes (0x00) or ones (0xFF) is written to unallocated space sectors. Only logical zeroes are written during the last pass. The more passes performed, the more complete the wiping will be.

Acronis offers extremely powerful hard disk/partition wiping software — Acronis Privacy Expert Suite, featuring strict algorithms for guaranteed confidential information wiping and destruction.

  • 4.

    Confirm partition deletion by clicking OK in the Delete Partition window.

  • 5.

    By clicking OK in the Delete Partition window, you'll add the pending operation of partition deletion (your actions may only undo an existing operation depending on the situation selected see 3.4.5 «Modifying pending operations»).

The new partition structure will be graphically represented in the Acronis Disk Director Server main window.

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