AOMEI Partition Assistant is another partition tool that lets you manage your hard drives and partitions without losing your data. The Standard edition is free but has some advanced features that built-in Windows Partition manager doesn’t offer, including Disk Copy, SSD Migration, Partition Copy, Partition Recovery and Windows To Go Creator. It works on all Windows desktop systems, from Windows 7 all the way to Windows 10 with both 32-bit and 64-bit editions supported.
AOMEI Partition Assistant has a simple user interface that offers numbers of wizards to guide you through the process. Now let’s dive in and check out how these advanced features work.
Disk Copy Wizard and Partition Copy Wizard clone all data from a disk or partition to another disk or partition. It performs a backup like task with two methods for cloning or data transferring, either a quick process that only copies the used space of the disk or partition or a sector-to-sector copy that does a full clone.
Migrate OS to SSD wizard guides you through the process to let you easily migrate the operating system from HHD to SSD comprehensively to quickly boost your overall computer performance.
Partition Recovery Wizard helps you recover the deleted or lost partitions fast. It offers a level of data recovery that doesn’t usually exist in a Disk Partition tool. It even lets you create a bootable CD to rescue your system due to the loss of the missing partition.
Windows To Go Creator wizard makes the job of setting up a Windows-To-Go disk much easier and straightforward. It enables you to deploy a full corporate environment that will boot from a USB drive or external USB hard drive.
AOMEI Partition Assistant can also be run as a command line from the command prompt like Diskpart but more powerful. The partassist.exe command line utility enables you to perform most of the disk partition operations that are supported by the AOMEI Partition Assistant graphical user interface (GUI). Check out here for more details for the switches that can be used with the utility.
There are also other disk operations that you can do in the Partition Assistant. For example, you can Wipe Hard Drive with the number of rewrites to the disk.
Or perform a Disk Surface Test to find if your disk has any bad sectors.
Or Covert a partition to GPT without losing any data on the original drive.
Overall, AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard is a free but very powerful disk partition tool that offers features we don’t usually see in freeware. Whether you are a home user or IT professional, it’s a very useful tool to be part of your toolset.
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Last updated: 07/20/2016