AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard Edition 6.1 Pick
FREEWAREFILES EDITOR'S REVIEW
Separating disk space into partitions can help to optimize a computer's performance, and it is something that must be considered before installing the operating system. However, you may want to make further partitions after installing programs on your system based on changing needs. AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard Edition offers you functions that rival the ones found in commercial partition utilities. The free partition manager includes many options that are easy to use, thanks to the helpful wizards.
- Convert FAT file system to NTFS
- Create, format or delete partition
- Split a partition to create more partitions
- Merge partitions to create a larger partition
- Resize and move partition
- Extend partition wizard
- No need to restart computer after extending NTFS partition
- Permanently wipes sensitive data
Using AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard Edition
AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard Edition's user interface is similar to other partition managers, with a list of tasks displayed on the left side while drives and partitions are displayed on the right. We selected the partition or drive we wanted to work on and then applied the relevant action by selecting it on the task list.
The free partition manager offered us several wizards to help us perform different functions. The wizards make it easy for almost any computer user to create or change partitions without affecting important data. However, the language was rather problematic, at least for the English version.
We had a lot of flexibility in modifying the partitions on our computer. For example, we could split partitions, merge two or more partitions to make a larger one or even add unallocated space to a partition. We could also make exact copies of partitions whose content we wanted to move or copy to a different hard drive.
We manipulated our partitions and shrank some to create more space for the one we wanted to hold more content. The wizards helped us perform different functions, including migrating our operating system to an SSD.
One of the most interesting features is the ability to create a bootable disk that you can use on other computers, thanks to the Windows To Go feature. You can use different types of external storage media, including USB flash drives. We created a live version of Windows 8 from a Windows Install Media ISO file. Please note that you will still have to activate your copy of Windows.
AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard Edition has great partitioning capabilities. The free partition manager offers adequate functions for many users. You can even use it to create live Windows disk to use on multiple computers.
Software Product Description
It allows you to perform more complicated partition operations on your hard disk, which is like the commercial partition software. With its help, you can resize/move, extend/shrink, quickly allocate free space, create, delete, format, convert primary to logical and vise versa, hide partitions, copy/clone disk, copy/clone partition, wipe hard drive/partition, disk surface test, repartition hard drive without losing data etc.
"Thank you !! saved my tail at work"
Review Date: 2017-01-04
Pros: Worked *sooo* easily, and beautifully.
Cons: minor - it rebooted to do its partition-merge work, and while working, it put *nothing* on the screen. that was disconcerting, especially for a first-time user. I would have really appreciated a status/progress indicator of some sort.
Other Thoughts: I had two partitions on my disk drive at work, and the main C: drive was running out of space. Our IT department said there's no way to merge two partitions without destroying data on one of them. Obviously, they were wrong !!
It was scary, though, because if something had gone wrong, my work computer would have been messed up, and I'm a new employee here!! Fortunately, nothing went wrong at all, and now I have plenty of room to work...