An excellent hard disk partition utility can meet many of your needs on computer hard disks, such as creating partitions, extending partitions, deleting partitions, formatting partitions, and so on. You can learn about a completely free disk management tool in this article.
Why you need to use third-party hard disk partition tool？
Some people may have questions like “Windows has built-in Disk Management, Diskpart or Command Prompt can help users manage disks, so why do you need to turn to third-party software?” For ordinary users without a computer background, it is hard to operate Diskpart and Command Prompt by using the command prompt independently. In addition, when you use Disk Management to extend the partition, you may encounter the extend volume option is grayed out, and you also cannot directly create a FAT32 partition beyond 32GB via Windows built-in tools.
Overview of AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard
Therefore, when you encounter the above problems, you need a third-party hard disk partition tool with more convenient operation and more comprehensive functions to meet your partitioning needs.
AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard version is a free, professional partition manager for Windows. It provides simple and easy-to-use disk partition management operations. AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard also overcome the shortcomings of poor compatibility of previous partition software and compatibility with all versions of Windows operating systems.
Based on the function of adjusting the partition, AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard can implement operations such as extending partitions, shrinking partitions, merging partitions, and splitting partitions without loss of data.
In addition, it can also migrate the operating system to a solid state drive and realize hard drive cloning. It is a rare hard drive partition management software on the market.
The main functions of AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard
To use the overall partition manager tool, download and install it on your computer. Then, click the shortcut on the desktop to run it. The main interface after opening AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard is as shown in the picture below:
You can clearly see all the hard disks and partitions on your computer on this main interface. Right-click on a partition to perform these operations on the partition. It contains other advanced features that are not available in Windows built-in tools, including:
- Check Partition: Check for errors on the partition or repair bad sectors.
- Copy Partition: Clone the target partition to another partition.
- Wipe Partition: Safely and permanently delete data on the target disk.
- Migrate OS from MBR disk to MBR SSD or HDD: Transfer your operating system to other hard drives.
- Convert data disk between MBR and GPT partition styles: Convert the data disk between two different partition types.
- Windows To Go Creator: Allow users to create a Windows /10/8/7 bootable USB, enabling users to use their own computer to deploy work on any computer.
Practical example: Increase C drive space in Windows
As I said in the second paragraph, if you try to use Disk management to increase C drive space, but there is no unallocated space or adjacent unallocated space, the extend volume will be grayed out. But if you use the “Merge Partition” function of AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard, you can increase the C drive space even if there is no unallocated space or adjacent unallocated space. Below I will demonstrate the whole process for you.
Step 1. Right-click the C drive and select“Merge Partitions”。
Step 2. Check the unallocated space on Disk 1 and select “OK”.
Step 3. You can preview that the C drive space has been extended successfully, click “Apply” to submit the operation.
Note：If there is no unallocated space on Disk 1, then you can shrink partition to obtain unallocated space before merging to C drive.
From what has been discussed above, unless you are a user with certain computer background, then perhaps the use of Windows built-in tools is sufficient to meet your needs. But if you are an ordinary user and are looking for a free and easy-to-use third-party hard disk tool, then I believe AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard is the best choice. Thank you for reading, I hope it can be helpful to you.