There are a number of sound reasons to partition today’s large Hard Drives. The best reason I can think of (from a personal perspective), is simply this – data organization.
Additional good reasons to partition could include, keeping your valuable data separate from the operating system so that if you are faced with an OS reinstall following an infection, you can do so without losing irreplaceable data. As well, a multiple boot configuration (resident on one of my machines), which allow users to have more than one operating systems on a computer, requires multiple partitions.
While we’re talking about an OS reinstall following a malware infection, let me just remind you that partitioning is NOT a substitute for backing up your important data. Hard Drives can, and do, fail – a good backup strategy is an absolute must.
Software developer Aomei Technology, recently invited me to be part of their four day giveaway (January 25 to 29, 2011), for a free licensed version of their premier partition manager – Partition Assistant Professional Edition.
Partition Assistant Professional Edition, with its simple user interface allows you to easily create, delete, format, move, resize partitions, and much more. The “much more” characterization (see fast facts), takes this application out of the range of typical free partition management applications.
Click graphic to expand.
This professional edition is an advanced partition manager software to assist you to optimize your disk performance; most widely used by personal users which allows you to be an partition solution expert with professional unique technology.
Extend NTFS partition without restarting computer.
Resize and Move partition to optimize disk space management.
Extend Partition Wizard help you step by step expand the size of your selected partition.
Clone/Copy Disk, Clone/Copy Partition.
Merge two or more partitions into a larger one.
Split one partition into two or more.
Create, Delete and Format partition.
Convert file system from FAT to NTFS.
Wipe permanently sensitive data to anti-recovery.
Wipe hard drive, Wipe Partition.
Repartition by drag & drop mouse on a disk panel.
Support resizing NTFS and FAT32 file system.
System requirements: Windows 2000/XP/Vista/Windows 7 (Both 32 bit and 64 bit).
Publisher’s site – Aomei Technology
Giveaway download link. This is the only link from which the license giveaway is available.
If you’re in the market for a partition manager that includes professional capabilities, then Partition Assistant Professional Edition is worth a close look. As well, FREE has a nice ring to it.
If you found this article useful, why not subscribe to this Blog via RSS, or email? It’s easy; just click on this link and you’ll never miss another Tech Thoughts article.