Windows has a decent built-in disk manager for basic partition related jobs like creating new partitions and shrinking or extending existing ones. But when it comes advanced disk management functions like data recovery or handling of dynamic partitions, Windows disk management tool proves to be a disappointment. In such cases, using a third party hard disk manager becomes imperative.
EaseUS Partition Master is a comprehensive hard disk managing software for Windows that lets you perform a full range of operation on hard drives ranging from partition creation, merging, and resizing, to data recovery and disk copy. It can even check partitions for errors, perform surface scans for bad sectors and repair disk errors.
EaseUS Partition Master also lets you create bootable CD/DVD based on WinPE or Linux to manage hard disk partitions when Windows fail to boot. Using the disk you can start up a computer and carry operations such as partition resize, convert logical partition to primary and vice versa, convert dynamic disk to basic and so on.
The Disk and Partition Copy Wizard helps create an exact copy of your hard disk, including the operating system, applications, preferences, settings, and data to migrate system or protect data. It also can copy any specified partition and dynamic volume safely.
The Partition Recovery Wizard included into EaseUS Partition Master completely protects your partition, allowing you to recover deleted or lost partitions due to a hardware or software failure. Together with Partition Manager and Copy Wizard, you can do mostly anything you want on hard disk with EaseUS Partition Master.
The interface of EaseUS Partition Master 9.0 has been revamped to look cleaner and attractive. The basic layout is the same – all disk operations are listed vertically on the left, and a wider pane on the right displays all partitions from all connected drives. Underneath, is the graphical representation of the partitions that lets you perform operation such as resize and move via the mouse. You can also right click on any partition to access all of the operations applicable to the partition.
Version 9 also boasts of a couple of new features like support for dynamic disk, wipe data on unallocated space, safe merge adjacent partitions, repair RAID-5 volume and command line support.
Main Features of EaseU Partition Master 9.0
- Resize/Move partitions to avoid data loss, like extending NTFS system partition without reboot to maximize PC performance.
- Support dynamic disk – resize and copy dynamic volume, convert dynamic disk, etc.
- Enables GPT drive partitioning, GPT disk partition copy, etc.
- Safely merge two adjacent partitions into a bigger one without data loss.
- Create multiple-partitions, delete partition, or directly delete all partitions.
- Wipe disk or wipe partition to permanently wipe sensitive data on disk.
- Convert dynamic disk to basic disk and Convert FAT to NTFS file system.
- Convert primary partition to logical partition and vice versa: convert a primary volume to logical to create a fifth volume on a disk with 4 existed primary volumes.
- Repair RAID-5 volumes by reconstructing the data of the failed member on another disk.
- Speed up your computer by defragmentation.
- Disk surface test to check and find bad sectors and rebuild MBR to boot system again.
- Linux partition management: delete, create, format, recover EXT2/EXT3 partition, etc.
- Built-in WinPE 3.0 based bootable CD/DVD or Linux based bootable CD/DVD.
- Support all hardware RAID, multiple removable storage device, hard disk and GPT disk (support up to 2TB partition on MBR and 4TB size on GPT).
- Works under Windows 2000/XP/Vista/Windows 7 SP1 (32 bit & 64 bit).
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