AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard Edition

AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard Edition

Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 104 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
5.5.8
File Size:
8.15MB
Date Added:
August 11, 2014
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7/8
Total Downloads:
1,642,551
Downloads Last Week:
17,549
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Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

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Since this drive only held an out-of-date backup, we weren't worried about reformatting and resizing it, but Partition Assistant didn't lose any data that we didn't deliberately overwrite by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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    4.0

    out of 104 votes

    • 5 star: 64
    • 4 star: 13
    • 3 star: 5
    • 2 star: 3
    • 1 star: 19
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  • 5 stars

    "What a grand software Tool"

    July 26, 2014   |   By Randy Spencer

    Version: AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard Edition 5.5

    Pros

    I had spent a couple of hours trying to resolve a partition problem and found a link to the AOMEI software and within a few minutes of downloading I had my problem resolved. My hat goes OFF to AOMEI for their Partition Assistant software.
    Randy
    R Business Systems Inc.
    Colorado

    Cons

    haven't found any unless you classify easy to use as a con.

    Summary

    I would recommend this product to anyone, Looks like there are alots of other features that I have not even looked at.

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  • 5 stars

    "Excellent Product"

    June 29, 2014   |   By subscriber1001

    Version: AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard Edition 5.5

    Pros

    I used this product to partition a 2 TB disk, something Windows doesn't do very well. This product has a graphical user interface (unlike windows) and makes it very easy to change the size of or partition a disk... which is what I needed done. I was able to use the slider to create some unallocated space, which I used to create a second partition. It was a simple thing to do.

    Cons

    I don't know if there are any. The product did what I needed it to do, although it has many other features which I haven't tried... because I have no need for them at this point.

    Summary

    For a free product, this does an excellent job.

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  • 1 stars

    "Too bad! It's have malware"

    June 20, 2014   |   By thaohaitrieu6

    Version: AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard Edition 5.5

    Pros

    Too bad! It's have malware. This software made in china have malware!!! :(

    Cons

    Too bad! It's have malware. This software made in china have malware!!! :(

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  • 3 stars

    "Did what it said but at a COST"

    May 23, 2014   |   By hunainahmed116

    Version: AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard Edition 5.5

    Pros

    I had heard that it partitioning can only be done when installing the oS but it did so

    Cons

    When I decreased my system drive volume and tried to merge it with my other drive , the partitioning did happen but at a cost
    . When i restarted the computer as the software said so , the BOOTMGR went missing and I had to reinstall the OS
    . The amount of decreased volume went onto forming a new drive instead of merging with the drive I wanted it to .
    . Now I am stuck with an unorganised drive and am too afraid to use it to merge with the drive I wanted it to merge with in the first place as I have too heavy files to put on my cloud

    Summary

    Use it on drive with no system files and make sure that the drive is defragmented so that any part of file does not go missing

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  • 1 stars

    "Bad Help File"

    May 07, 2014   |   By JustRosy

    Version: AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard Edition 5.5

    Pros

    I have no idea. I'm not stupid enough to try to use this software after reading the "help" file's Welcome message alone.

    Cons

    They don't even know the difference between "minimum" and "maximum"??? People, check the help file. You'll see so many obvious errors that you'll think twice about using this software, considering the nature of what you're trying to do with your partitions.

    Summary

    Bad deal. Go somewhere else.

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  • 3 stars

    "Very Limited But Free"

    May 06, 2014   |   By sk528

    Version: AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard Edition 5.5

    Pros

    Few things you can do in the free version

    Cons

    No GPT convert on system disks

    Summary

    Good for a few basic tasks but you have to pay for the real thing

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  • 4 stars

    "Do what it promises, a little slow"

    May 02, 2014   |   By superelans

    Version: AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard Edition 5.5

    Pros

    Perform several maintanance oparations in a click
    Free version good enough for home use

    Cons

    A little slow for USB disks

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  • 5 stars

    "NO.1 CLONING SOFTWARE"

    April 17, 2014   |   By andybunn22

    Version: AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard Edition 5.5

    Pros

    Perfect for migrating data to a new hard drive. I recommend this program to everyone. Transfers data safely and securely with no problems. A must have

    Cons

    No problems what so ever

    Summary

    The perfect program for being able to upgrade your drive but also save all your data.

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  • 5 stars

    "Free and Good Partition Software"

    March 20, 2014   |   By E-tyson

    Version: AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard Edition 5.5

    Pros

    I mainly needed the software to 'simply' increase the partition on which Windows 7 is installed (because Microsoft made it impossible to do so, unless there is some free 'contagious' space on the same hard drive).
    Well I only just downloaded and installed the software, and I have to say it works like a charm!
    I'll also explore the further uses of the software in case it's useful for other situations (in the future).

    Cons

    Lack some features that the Aomei Partition Assistant Pro Edition has, such as:
    1. It cannot allocate free space from one partition to another
    2. It cannot migrate OS from MBR or GPT disk to SSD
    3. It cannot migrate system drive between MBR and GPT disks
    4. It cannot convert system or data disk between MBR and GPT styles
    5. It cannot convert dynamic disk to basic disk
    6. It cannot convert partition between primary and logical.

    If we want to do the above tasks, we have to upgrade to the Pro Edition by paying $49 to Aomei Technology or join the speical offer to get the Pro Edition with 60% OFF: http://www.disk-partition.com/specials/cnet-giveaway.html

    Summary

    It is good enough for home users to partition your hard drive!

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  • 3 stars

    "Works well - but BEWARE!"

    March 16, 2014   |   By rogerrabbitthefirst

    Version: AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard Edition 5.5

    Pros

    Easy to use and efficient partitioning.

    Cons

    If you use this with Windows 8 you end up with a message "Loading System" which briefly displays on your screen every time you boot your computer. Unfortunately I was unaware of this, though others have suffered this to their cost too (Google it).
    This is VERY, VERY annoying!

    Summary

    Great if you can put up with the boot screen message.

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