AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard Edition

AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard Edition

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 109 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.5.8
  • Total Downloads:
    1,898,236
  • Date Added:
    August 11, 2014
  • File Size:
    8.15MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    19,828
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7/8

Editors' Review

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Many people prefer to use a standalone disk management utility instead of the Windows Disk Manager for resizing and moving partitions, formatting disks, and other critical tasks. Until recently, most such tools have been premium software, but Aomei Partition Assistant Home Edition is a full-featured freeware disk management utility that can even be used commercially, which is great news for home and small businesses.

It can create, convert, hide, format, delete, wipe, resize, copy, split, merge, and move partitions, including altering existing partitions without data loss or corruption, on hard drives, flash drives, and similar storage devices. It works in Windows 2000, XP, Vista, and 7, both 32-bit and 64-bit editions.

Partition Assistant's blue tones, linear disk capacity displays, and toolbar make it a good fit for Office and similar suites, and the left-hand navigation panel and full menus not only display the program's features but make it a cinch to access them. Partition Assistant displayed our system's three physical disks (SSD, HDD, and USB) as well as each disk's partitions. We selected a nearly empty 140GB partition on our 2.5-inch hard drive and started by changing the drive letter and label, moving on to various formatting, resizing, and splitting options.

Since this drive only held an out-of-date backup, we weren't worried about reformatting and resizing it, but Partition Assistant didn't lose any data that we didn't deliberately overwrite by reformatting the disk. One especially useful feature is the ability to hide partitions. Many users like to "overprovision" their SSDs by partitioning off a percentage of the capacity to prevent all the drive's memory cells from filling. Hiding the partition makes it easy to keep from using it accidentally. Partition Wizard also has three Wizards to handle important jobs: Extend Partition, Disk Copy, and Partition Copy. The Partition Copy Wizard let us specify Quick Copy, which only copies the used space, and Sector-by-Sector, which copies the entire partition structure to a new disk.

Aomei Partition Assistant Home Edition would seem to be the most powerful and capable freeware disk partition utility we've tried. It's highly recommended for all users, and especially those with multidisk systems.

 
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User Reviews
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3 stars

"Worked for Windows 7, but not Windows 8"

November 17, 2014  |  By Brian_R170

 |  Version: AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard Edition 5.5.8

Pros

Easy disk cloning in Windows 7

Cons

The free version doesn't clone disks with more than 3 partitions. Doesn't support cloning system disks with GPT (which is required for Windows 8).

Summary

I used this twice to clone a laptop drive when upgrading to an SSD. It worked great on Windows 7, but when I tried various methods on Windows 8.1, I got two different error messages. It said that it doesn't work on more than 3 partitions and it also says that it doesn't support GPT (GUID Partition Table). The description says that it works with GPT and Windows 8 and doesn't mention the 3-partition limitation.

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5 stars

"Great program."

November 16, 2014

 |  Version: AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard Edition 5.5.8

Pros

Full scale of wizards will lead you step by step through any operation you need to perform with no problem from start to the end.You can also open the On-Line Guides for in-deep info. Novice will have lots of to learn.

Cons

No problem so far.

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5 stars

"Intuitive interface"

November 11, 2014  |  By retireck

 |  Version: AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard Edition 5.5.8

Pros

Simple and efficient

Cons

Still searching for any!

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5 stars

"Excellent!"

October 20, 2014  |  By graphicwonders

 |  Version: AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard Edition 5.5.8

Pros

Free
Easy to use
Even a network admin can do it :-)

Cons

None yet, used it only once.

Summary

Thank you, would recommend and buy.

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4 stars

"Free partitioning s/w that works"

October 14, 2014  |  By jonnyoda

 |  Version: AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard Edition 5.5.8

Pros

Easy to use
Simple and clear interface

Cons

only tried the free version

Summary

This is an actual free version that can perform partitioning tasks - unlike many of the other 'free' programs that dont do *&^%*%

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 5.5.8
Version 5.5.8:
  • Enhanced Windows To Go Creator: add support for Windows 8/8.1 ESD installation (install.esd) file.
  • Improved NTFS to FAT32 Converter: add support for checking and repairing errors in partition before converting.
  • Enhanced safety of merging partitions: make a check during merging for ensuring all files have been successfully copied.
  • Fix the random problem of "Loading system" when partitions Windows 8.
General
Publisher AOMEI Tech
Publisher web site http://www.aomeitech.com
Release Date August 08, 2014
Date Added August 11, 2014
Version 5.5.8
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Maintenance & Optimization
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows, Windows 2000, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 8.15MB
File Name PAssist_Std.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 1,898,236
Downloads Last Week 19,828
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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