AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard Edition

AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard Edition

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 112 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.6.2
  • Total Downloads:
    2,083,710
  • Date Added:
    Jan. 22, 2015
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    8.15MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    15,000
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

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Since this drive only held an out-of-date backup, we weren't worried about reformatting and resizing it, but Partition Assistant didn't lose any data that we didn't deliberately overwrite by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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5 stars

"Great program, great "look""

January 25, 2015  |  By turnbub

 |  Version: AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard Edition 5.6.2

Pros

Nice, simple, easy to use, does all I want including FULL DISK COPY.
I am paranoid about HD failures, trojans, etc, etc ..... having had a couple of these,
so I back up my hard drive on another.

Cons

None that I can think of .....

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5 stars

"Great and easy to use!"

January 15, 2015  |  By Screw CNet Download

 |  Version: AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard Edition 5.6

Pros

More features than the built in disk manager in Windows.
Powerful features.
Stable.
Easy to use.
Free!

Cons

The free version has certain limitations.

Summary

This is probably one of the best hard disk drive management programs. It's easy to use and stable. I haven't encountered a problem with this software yet. It has powerful features. You can format drives, create partitions, shrink or expand hard drives, etc with little effort. You might be wondering why you should download and use this instead of the built in disk manager in Windows. This program can resize and format active disks unlike the built in disk manager. It also has more features than the disk manager. You can even make bootable Windows CDs and USB drives. Plus it's free, so you have nothing to complain about.

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5 stars

"Works flawlessly"

January 10, 2015

 |  Version: AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard Edition 5.6

Pros

Fast, reliable, good interface

Cons

Takes a few minutes to get the hang of how it thinks.

Summary

After two days of fruitlessly trying to get Windows to make a disk image so I could upgrade my HDD to an SSD, and no better luck with the useless software that came with the Intel SSD (Acronis), I downloaded this and within 20 minutes I had the new disk in place as if there never was an old one. Helps to actually read the instructions so you don't destroy your system but most people in the biz think they're too smart for that. Great to find a piece of SW that does what it says it will without hiccups.

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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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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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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 5.6.2
Version 5.6.2:
  • Support the latest Windows 10.
  • Fixed issue: Mac partition recognized as unallocated space.
  • Fixed issue: Autochk program unavailable after partitioning Windows 8/8.1.
General
Publisher AOMEI Tech
Publisher web site http://www.aomeitech.com
Release Date January 23, 2015
Date Added January 22, 2015
Version 5.6.2
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory File Management
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows, Windows XP, Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows 2000
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 8.15MB
File Name PAssist_Std.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 2,083,710
Downloads Last Week 15,000
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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