7 Free tools to master the partitions on your hard drive

Partitions on your hard drive
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Who more and who less you have ever faced with the task of having to partition your hard disk, and has been to make room for another operating system or start from scratch with the one you are using. But did you know that there is life beyond the basic operations to create, delete, or edit the partitions?

Not that there is much variety of applications for these purposes in the market, but there is enough to have a few to choose from. Today we will speak of those who are considered the top seven, with which you can create images from your hard drive to migrate your operating system to another.

EaseUS Partition Master

EaseUS specializes in software for data recovery and partition company, and includes a free application in its catalog. EaseUS Partition Master has a good collection of options, including quick resizing partitions and the ability to combine, enduring a size up to 8 TB hard disk.

Among the three categories of payment includes other options such as convert MBR systems GPT, resize to dynamic volumes, command line, enterprise use, support for Windows Server, backup and the ability to migrate your operating system from a hard disk to another HDD or SSD.

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If you’ve ever used Linux sure you know GParted, then the GNOME Partition Editor is one of the most popular distributions. Create, delete, move, explore, format, hide, convert and resize the partitions, it can be handled with NTFS file systems, FAT or ext2, ext3 and ext4 file.

The application itself is exclusive for GNU / Linux, although it has a version called GParted Live you can download ISO on a CD or USB and also use it on Windows and Mac OS X. Of course, the big problem that you may blame is that its interface can be difficult for inexperienced users.

Mini Tool Partition Wizard

Mini Tool Partition Wizard is another payment tool that has its free version, although in this case is not only comes equipped with the typical functions to create, edit, format or delete partitions, but includes some interesting advanced features. All with a simple interface aimed at users with less knowledge.

Among its features you can find the extension system partition, you can migrate the operating system to another disk or SSD HDD or recovery of data from previous partitions. It also has a data protection mode that you can choose to create new partitions by a power failure during the process could corrupt the data.

Paragon Partition Manager

Behind this start menu so Windows 8 hides Paragon Partition Manager a functional and easy to use. Again is the free version of a premium suite, but brings enough to do the basic steps that we need.

It lets you create partitions, delete, format them, hide them, resize them, change your volume label, change the file system you use, check the hard disk surface and an analysis of the integrity of your file system. There are other advanced features to merge and split partitions or manage virtual hard disks options, but those and are only available in the paid versions.

Aomei Partition Assistant

With Aomei Partition Assistant we meet again with a complete suite that provides basic functions and some surprise in a freeware version. With it we can perform all the operations we need to partitions, copy partitions or hard disks, create bootable drives and partitions convert MBR to GPT format.

It also includes the ability to migrate the operating system to a hard disk SSD or HDD drives with MBR format, something that is normally reserved for payment options. What we do reserve for those who pass through box is the migration support for GPT, reposition the free space between partitions or convert dynamic disks to conventional and vice versa.

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Active @ Partition Manager

Or free versions or have to pay to use the application to complete. Active @ Partition Manager is what it is, and although it may not be the most complete implementation of the list at least not we will find the frustrating message that we have to improve what we have to use this or that option.

With it we can reorganize our volumes with any format, create partitions or logical disks, format them, resize and convert different formats. We can also format flash memory; change attributes such as the letter of the device and creates an image with the contents of your hard drive to backup form.

Administrators native Windows and Mac OS X

But if you just want to do basic steps with your partitions you do not need to complicate your life looking for one or another program because own Windows and Mac OS X come with perfectly capable tools. Do not expect great options, but to create, edit, delete, format or change the drive letter have to spare.

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