Once the Windows operating system is installed on the computer, you can’t modify partitions without a specialized software. In time, there will be more and more programs installed on the disk and more data stored. At some point you’ll probably need to reorganize your disk in such a way to allocate more space for specific partitions. Also, when the entire storage capacity will have to be expanded to meet your new needs, you’ll end up setting a new disk. One of the software solutions providing all the tools you need to perform these tasks is EaseUS Partition Master.
EaseUS Partition Master is a known partition manager that anyone can use to easily manage and recover partitions on a disk drive.
The 3 main versions out of 5 available are: Partition Master Free, Partition Master Professional and Partition Master Server. If you only need to resize your disk partitions at normal speed, the free version would suffice. If you need more speed and additional functions like merging partitions, resizing dynamic volume or making WinPE bootable disk, as well as command-line support, business usage, and tech support, the second edition of the software is recommended. The Server version adds support for Windows Server 2003/2008/2012. The good news is that you can download trial versions for both paid versions of the program.
My quick review will focus on the key features of EaseUS Partition Master Professional.
What you can do with EaseUS Partition Master
This is a complete partition manager for both beginners and advanced users. Basic functions allow you to create, delete, resize, move, merge, and split partitions without data loss. These help a lot when you need to reorganize everything on the disk.
If you don’t want to use the benefits of a dynamic disk and decided to convert it back to basic disk, you probably already know you can’t do this with Windows without losing all your data. Well, you can do the conversion with EaseUS Partition Master Professional without worrying about data backup.
I once encountered a problem while copying data from an external HDD to the internal HDD, because some of the files were too large to be supported by the FAT file system. The program lets you convert FAT partitions to NTFS so you can get higher performance, security and reliability.
MBR disks support up to 4 partitions and if you want to get rid of this limitation, you can use the program to convert these disks to GPT disks. Plus, it can manage GPT disks of up to 16TB.
Let’s suppose on your MBR disk you have the maximum of 4 partitions supported by this type of disk, but you need to create more. The software allows you to create more partitions by converting one primary partition to logical partition without data loss, so you can use it as a Windows partition for storing files. You can also convert logical partitions to primary partitions.
Another situation you would want to use the software is when you want to make sure you’re erase sensitive data from your hard disk, so that no one, ever, could recover it. This is possible with the disk wiping technology which replaces or overwrites the existing data with new data. If you set the wipe task to be performed 10 times by the software, you’re making sure it won’t be recovered by any data recovery solution. You can use wither the disk wiping or only the partition wiping functions.
With EaseUS Partition Master Professional you can even create a WinPE bootable disk to be able to manage partitions in critical circumstances like when the operating system crashes, when you need to resize a drive so you can reinstall other operating systems, or manage a computer with no operating system installed.
The program can also create bootable CDs/DVDs, defragment disks and, more more importantly, you can use it to copy your entire hard disk to a newer one without reinstalling the operating system and applications. The Disk Copy function clones the hard disk and supports sector-by-sector, as well as file-by-file copying.
In addition to copying the entire hard disk drive, the program can migrate the operating system with all the data and installed applications to your new SSD (or HDD).
If your partitions have been deleted or lost due to virus attacks or hardware failure, you can rely on the built-in Partition Recovery Wizard featuring manual and automatic modes for both beginners and experienced users. The partition recovery function supports FAT, NTFS, EXT2 and EXT3.
The software is an all-in-one partition management solution that can save a lot of time while organizing/recovering your disks and it can be used by both beginners and advanced computer users. You can get download the free trial from the official website. Prices start at $31.96.