Anyone with the right set of tools can partition a hard drive. Aomei Technology aims to make the process even easier by bringing you these tools absolutely free with its Partition Assistant Pro giveaway. From March 12, 2014, to March 19, 2014, you can get the popular professional disk-management utility at no cost, exclusively on Download.com.
Why partition your hard drive?
Partitioning tells your computer to treat different portions of your hard disk as separate drives. This makes creating backups faster and easier, as most data backup tools target entire disks. Keep essential files (like the OS) on one partition and back them up regularly while saving dispensable files on another. Create a separate boot partition and load it with diagnostic tools in case your main operating system fails. This can save you the scramble of finding a USB or CD to troubleshoot issues. Older brand-name computers come with recovery images saved in hidden partitions that may be outdated. Update them with your own image to get going faster in case of a meltdown. Lastly, if you're thinking of experimenting with other OSs (like Linux or SteamOS), you can section off portions of your drive without having to back up and format.
Aomei Partition Assistant Pro
One of the most highly rated tools among our editors and users, Aomei Partition Assistant Standard Edition is our go-to free disk-managing utility to resize/move, migrate OS, create, delete, format, align partition, and convert between file systems (NTFS to FAT32). Partition Assistant Pro gives you all the same tools as Partition Assistant Standard, plus additional functions such as converting between MBR and GPT, converting dynamic disk to basic, and dynamic disk/volume management.
- Windows to Go Creator installs Windows 8 to a removable Flash drive
- Convert System disk between MBR and GPT styles
- Migrate System to SSD, and support MBR and GPT disk
- Create Windows PE bootable media without having to install AIK/WAIK
- Completely support hard disk with 4096 bytes sector size
- Fully compatible with Windows 8.1
How to get it
You can get Partition Assistant Pro for free (regularly $36) just by visiting this link between March 12, 2014, and March 19, 2014.
You can also opt to purchase the lifetime upgrade membership for $19 (regularly $49) during the offer period, and Aomei will keep you updated with the latest version. There is no limitation on the number of activations during the offer period, but sooner is always better. As always, it is good practice to back up your system before making any changes. Happy partitioning!