We deal with storage every day of our lives. Our laptops, desktops all have secondary storage such as Hard Disk Drive(HDD), Solid State Drive (SSD), SSHD, etc. They are all available in a different capacity and we use according to our need. Mostly we create a partition to create different drives. As a technology enthusiast, people usually come to me with their laptops asking me to split their drives. Many times we see that new laptops come with a single drive and a single partition. So this is when I use software such as AOMEI Partition Assistant. We have used it many times and this is our review based on the latest version 8.5.
Most of the time, we create partitions while formatting and installing a fresh copy of Windows. But sometimes we might not have that freedom and we might have to safely divide the space without disturbing the files and software. The inbuilt Windows partition manager can divide the drive but it is not feature-rich. This is where AOMEI comes with its software. They have standard free edition as well as pro version. But we are focusing on the free version to see how powerful it is.
We are reviewing this software on basis of speed, feature, security and added value. Most softwares dont provide a lot of good things in freeware but here we are getting a good lot of amount. We found that the AOMEI Partition Assistant has other tools that are sometimes required in work related to storage. Some of our favorite tools are Disk Clone, OS to SSD transfer, wiping, cloning and bootable media creation. Let us talk about all of them in brief.
Smoother and safer Partition
The main function of this software is to create partitions of drives. Whether it be SSD or HDD it does everything well. We tried this in our laptop that has 2.5″ SATA HDD and SSD. There is one special feature known as “Safe Partition”. This allows users to check the drive for file system errors before doing any work. If there are any errors, the software fixes them. After the checking is complete we can select the size of the new drive and perform the operation.
If there many works we can also keep them in a queue. It is better to do work in the queue instead of doing everything at once. The company suggests users not force any work and forced to terminate an ongoing procedure.
There are also options to merge, clone, resize, wipe, format and delete partitions. People usually get confused about deleting and wiping. Wiping cleans all sectors and future data recovery is not possible. It just cleans the drive but deleting means that separated space is turned to unlocated. It is removing the partition from the system. In regular work of the computer hardware and software repairing, backup and resizing is very useful.
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All these tools are provided in the the standard edition. This means users don’t have to spend on the pro version as well. All these features are offered with richer and granular control. The UI also provides lots of information to understand the procedure. However, there are benefits of going with the pro version. Still this software contains a lot more features and they are very useful in our view.
Additional Features and added value
Everyone likes extra cheese in pizza and icing on their cake. Similarly, AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard Edition comes with lots of good and useful tools. This includes OS to SSD Transfer, Bootable Media creation and NTFS to Fat32 converter. Many people buy SSD later and add to their Laptops and desktops. For them the OS to SSD transfer feature is amazing. Users don’t need to reinstall and go through the tedious process. They can simply shift or transfer entire Windows Operating system and software.
However, if you need to create a bootable USB to format and install a new copy of Windows or other OS. This software can help you to make a bootable media device. All of these are very useful features and we have to say that it looks really good as they are all free. In our view, AOMEI is packing and delivering a great set of tools with Partition Assistant. The standard version is enough for most of us and very powerful but if you want to get all the rich tools sets then you can opt for the premium edition.