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EaseUS Partition Master Home Edition

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When you add a new hard drive or SSD to your system, you must format and partition it before you can use it. The best tool for the job is a full-featured disk partition manager, which can not only format and partition drives but repartition them, too, or change the partition type when your needs change; for instance, if you should move your C drive to an SSD, you can repartition the old drive for media storage. EaseUS Partition Master Home Edition is just such a tool. Unlike some so-called free disk partition managers, EaseUS Partition Master is a full-featured disk utility that is powerful enough to actually be useful.

We liked EaseUS Partition Master Home Edition the last time we looked at it, but it's easier to use than ever. The start screen includes an optional User's Guide, which we opened. Its headings describe what Partition Master can do: Extend System Partition, Merge Partitions, Convert Dynamic Disk to Basic Disk, Convert Primary to Logical Partition, and Copy Disk. Each operation is explained in both video and step-by-step tutorials. Next we clicked Go to Main Screen, which opened a clean, attractive interface sporting a classic disk manager layout, including table and graph data views, and with a welcome absence of oversize graphics. In addition to the main functions, Partition Master can also change labels, defragment disk and partitions, check your partitions, and create bootable CDs. A toolbar icon labeled Backup Tool doesn't access a feature but instead opens a link to download EaseUS Todo, a free backup tool we've used and recommend. You can also set a password to protect your disks, if necessary (or merely prudent).

EaseUS Partition Master Home Edition lived up to our expectations. We recommend starting with the Wizard menu, which provides easy-to-understand wizards for the three of the trickiest yet commonest tasks: Cloning a disk, copying a partition, and recovering a lost or damaged partition. And remember to back up any data you want to keep before you tinker with a partition! We like EaseUS Partition Master enough to make it our No. 1 partitioning tool.

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  • All versions:

    4.2 stars

    out of 1,384 votes

    • 5 star: 907
    • 4 star: 245
    • 3 star: 35
    • 2 star: 54
    • 1 star: 143
  • Current version:

    4.5 stars

    out of 71 votes

    • 5 star: 48
    • 4 star: 18
    • 3 star: 1
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 4
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  • 4.0 stars

    "Gets the job done"

    March 9, 2012  |   By Dragget

    Version: EaseUS Partition Master Home Edition 9.1

    Pros

    Seems to have most of the functionality of the big name commercial packages out there, but this one is free for personal use.

    Cons

    Requires purchase for "rescue disk" feature

    Summary

    This disk partitioner gets the job done without being overly complicated, and includes all the most commonly used features. What's not to like.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Professional software that is free."

    March 7, 2012  |   By seekdestroy16

    Version: EaseUS Partition Master Home Edition 9.1

    Pros

    It does more than just getting the job done, it has advanced features that the regular built-in Windows partition manager cannot do, can recognize other HDD formats and was painless to use.

    Cons

    There is a pro version, I thought I was already using the pro version!.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "All you could ask for in a free program."

    March 7, 2012  |   By EvilHippie

    Version: EaseUS Partition Master Home Edition 9.1

    Pros

    Works. Easy to use. Nearly all the options I could want. Free.

    Cons

    Copy Partition doesn't work and it keeps asking me to insert a disk.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Did what I wanted fomated a drive in fat32 & Linux"

    March 7, 2012  |   By johnholding

    Version: EaseUS Partition Master Home Edition 9.1

    Pros

    will meet most partitioning needs

    Cons

    none detected

    Summary

    Great product

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  • 5.0 stars

    "great program as usual from easeus, no problems"

    February 19, 2012  |   By borisbella

    Version: EaseUS Partition Master Home Edition 9.1

    Pros

    does all it says, very simple and really works

    Cons

    none as far as i can see

    Summary

    as usual would not be without this, simple to use, anyone can understand it, brilliant program for anyone

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  • 5.0 stars

    "for what i wanted to do this worked very well."

    February 18, 2012  |   By t_ringman

    Version: EaseUS Partition Master Home Edition 9.1

    Pros

    i had to merge two partitions.this software had no problem doing what i needed to do.would use easeus again if i should ever have another problem.thanks

    Cons

    i found no difficultys with this software.

    Summary

    check it out and see.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "best recovery program by far"

    February 17, 2012  |   By looking4knowledge

    Version: EaseUS Partition Master Home Edition 9.1

    Pros

    1- IT WORKS
    2- easy to use
    3- free for home

    Cons

    1- non I found yet

    Summary

    I had a 2tb HD almost full with information I have gathered and organized for the past few years. I plugged it via ISB to another drive and was careless enough to click yes to a pop-up I did not read and all of a sudden my HD said unallocated space. Like if the drive was brand new. I tried another recovery program that found the data but wanted to recover by copying the data to another drive which if it worked I was fine with. I left the program recovering overnight and the next morning it has recovered less than .2%. I then used easeUS, it found the drive, recovered it without copying any data to another drive all within 45 minutes at most. I love this program and will recommend it to anyone. It saved my life!!!!!

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Good and simple and effective"

    February 12, 2012  |   By itzsrk

    Version: EaseUS Partition Master Home Edition 9.1

    Pros

    No complications , no "convert to dynamic disk"
    all in one go
    resize the disk once and then allocate it. then click "apply" on file menu(i think)

    it will ask for reboot, then while rebooting it will make it proper and finalize it. Done !

    Cons

    None as i can think of. :)

    Summary

    GO for it... simple..effective....free !!

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Worked great on a number of XP machines"

    February 10, 2012  |   By EdEllks

    Version: EaseUS Partition Master Home Edition 9.1

    Pros

    Very easy to use. Worked flawlessly with VMware ESXi VM's. Doesn't require a reboot. Zero downtime while running.

    Cons

    Didn't work on an old NT 4.0 box. Would be nice to have it as a standalone executable instead of having to be installed to run once, then uninstalled.

    Summary

    I had about a dozen VM's that were running low on C: space. Although I could easily expand the allocated space within VMware, the partition doesn't magically expand to match. This utility filled that gap and easily expanded the boot partition to the larger available size.

    All that partition rearranging and I didn't even have to reboot any of the VM's in the process. The end user was none the wiser that the machine's HD just got gigs bigger.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "DID THE IMPOSSIBLE"

    February 8, 2012  |   By acpergam

    Version: EaseUS Partition Master Home Edition 9.1

    Pros

    I HAD ALMOST LOST ALL HOPES ON MY EXTERNAL CD DRIVE. DURING A WINDOWS INSTALLATION, THERE WAS A MISTAKE, AND WINDOWS WAS HALF-WAY INSTALLED IN THE EXTERNAL HARD DRIVE. IT TOOK ME 6+ MONTHS TO FIND A PROGRAM TO RECOVER THINGS.
    IN LESS THAN 15 MINUTES, MY HARD DRIVE IS BACK, ALL FILES ARE THERE, AND I CAN OPEN IT WITH WINDOWS EXPLORER, BROWSE, COPY, DELETE, ETC.
    THANKS!

    Cons

    NONE SO FAR.

    Summary

    THE BEST OF 5 PROGRAMS I TRIED.

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