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Giveaway of the day — AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional Edition 5.1

AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional Edition is an award-winning disk partition manager now bundled with Dynamic Disk Manager Pro.
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AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional Edition 5.1 was available as a giveaway on February 3, 2013!

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AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional Edition (PA) is an award-winning and competitive disk partition manager.

In addition, AOMEI Dynamic Disk Manager Pro Edition (DDM) was bundled with PA, which means managing dynamic volume is available.

New features of Partition Assistant 5.1:

  • Migrate OS to SSD/HDD: For many SSD users, this simple wizard could help them migrate OS to SSD and keep the original OS.
  • Partition Recovery: Recover lost or deleted partitions with several simple steps.
  • Partition Alignment: Improve the speed of disk on reading and writing data, especially for SSD.
  • Make Bootable CD: Performs safer disk partition management under WinPE mode and boot from CD/DVD, USB flash drive.
  • Rebuild MBR: Rewrite the correct Master Boot Record to the MBR corrupted hard disk to fix the boot failure.
  • Conversions between GPT and MBR: convert GPT disk to MBR disk without data losing and vice versa.
  • Linux partition management: Create, delete, format, wipe, copy, recover Ext2/Ext3 partition.
  • Change partition type ID and change serial number.

Features of Dynamic Disk Manager:

  • Create dynamic volumes: set up mirrored volume in Windows 7 for fault-tolerance.
  • Delete volume to destroy data and Format volume with FAT or NTFS file system.
  • Resize dynamic disk to adjust volume size or location without losing data.
  • Shrink dynamic volume to maximize disk space usage.
  • Extend dynamic system/boot volume for optimal computer performance.
  • More...

System Requirements:

Windows 7, XP, Vista, 2000 Professional and Windows 8 (both x32 and x64); Languages: English, Spanish, German, French, Italian, Japanese and Chinese Simplified

Publisher:

Aomei Technology

Homepage:

http://www.disk-partition.com/

File Size:

22.5 MB

Price:

$36.00

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#58

Well, I have now experimented with the Partition Alignment tool set at 4,096, and the three drives survived and now start at 4,096 (an external data drive) or 65,536 (two internal drives that have OEM hidden partitions at the beginning).

Some questions:

If I were aligning for a hybrid HD+SSD, should the alignment be at a multiple of 4,096 PLUS ONE ?

There seems to be no way to align the OEM hidden partition at the start of the two internal drives. Should that be alignable also?

Thanks.

Reply   |   Comment by glnz  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#57

@Glen, #8 : (d@*n touch screen!) ... but those are only a fraction of the types of partitions that people use.

More advanced partition managers also do things like resizing a partition, making it larger or smaller without damaging the data in it, or even change a partition from one type to another without damaging the data in it.

So basically if you want to install another OS like Linix on your computer, while leaving your Windows OS in place, a partition manager will help you do it.

Other uses are mostly for disk preformance enhancement, or allowing two installed operating systems to share data like so:

Linux: ex2
Windows: NTFS
Shared partition: FAT32

Reply   |   Comment by James K  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#56

@Bruce Tech Guy: #40 Block it in your firewall. Each application that accesses the network get's it's own set of rules.

@John: #28: Try re-downloading it. I know this is late, but for future refrence.

@Glen, #8: What is a partition manager, and why would you need one? Well, let's first define what a partition is. Most simply, a partition is a section of a Hard Disk Drive. Unlike floppy disks, hard drives can be split into different sized sections called partitions. Most often HDD's usually contain only one partition, inside which is all the boot information, the computer's operating system, documents and programs.

What a partition manager does is allow you to (at minimum) add and remove partitions. Allowing you to to set-up different sections of the same physical HDD to act as if they are physically seprate drives.

Why do this? Well, one reason could be to seperate your operating system files from your program files and / or documents or data. This prevents the files stored in seprate partitions from mingeling with each other, and becomming fragmented. Lessening (though not eliminating) overall drive fragmentation, increasing the preformance of your computer.

Another, and most common reason for partitioning your drive is to allow what is called "DUAL-BOOTING. This allows you to have more than one operating system installed on your computer. This includes old OS's like DOS and Windows 95, in addition to Windows 7, 8, Apple OSX, and Linux.

Windows built-in partition manager recognises only a few formats; FAT/FAT32, FATex, and NTFS! but those are only a fraction of

Reply   |   Comment by James K  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#55

@52 I DID read... perhaps YOU should review. Works fine here. Win 7 pro.

Reply   |   Comment by gen  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#54

Forgot to mention during the giveaway period, I installed this on Vista and it works fine. I previously got Easus Partition Master fro GoTD and I'm now not sure which one to keep. Realigned my main system partition overnight with the AOMEI product and my system is still working! :)

Reply   |   Comment by Dave K  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#53

Yesterday, when running the exe, I get the Activating.... connecting to giveawayoftheday... box, followed by one of two messages:
"Microsoft Windows - setup.exe has stopped working - A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Please close the program"
or
"Error - The setup files are corrupted. Please obtain a new copy of the program."
Then, very amusingly, a new window pops up saying "Successfully activated. To install and activate your free copy follow the instructions in the Readme.txt file." NOW, that IS funny considering that it does not activate!

How is it "successfully activated" when it's not activated?

YES, I tried downloading - several more times. Yes, I downloaded using a different service provider. Yes, I've had previous experience here at GOTD, and this is a first - and besides, this isn't a 200mb file...this is less than 30mb!

I use Windows Vista and a dual core Pentium. Any ideas anyone?

Reply   |   Comment by Arthur Fister  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#52

@46: Read before you speak. Nobody complains, it's just that it does not work. I installed and reinstalled this bloody stuff and AIK as well, but this so called winning soft. is unable to recognize that AIK is installed.

I cannot run such a dead horse on my computer. Uninstalled definitively.

Reply   |   Comment by Lenchanteurmerlin  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#51

Figured out the problem. Have multiple accounts setup on pc. Had more than one user logged in. This install and I suspect others will not execute properly under that condition.

Reply   |   Comment by H Schroeder  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#50

My first attempt to install GAOTD offer under recent Win 8 upgrade. GAOTD installer (key wrapper) hangs at 'activating' process. Any one else experiencing this?

Reply   |   Comment by H Schrooeder  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#49

I've just installed this on Win XP without problems. When I started the program, a popup offered me a free upgrade if I shared the details on Twitter/Facebook and liked or followed them.
Clicking on that opened a new window in Internet Explorer, even though I was running Firefox - and clicking on links at their website to follow their instructions kept opening new windows in IE.

It's way past time for developers to hang on to IE like this, and also time they learned to set links to open in new tabs, not windows. My IE settings are supposed to stop new windows from opening, but it didn't work for this one.

Reply   |   Comment by Zen  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#48

@31 yeah I did the same thing, was about ready to install the thing when I seen it only supported W7,Vista, XP and 2008

I did a search for the W8 one, and am now D/L the mess just for the hell of it, to see just what its about. I choose to D/l the use off line installer, so it will D/l the whole damned thing, which I'll burn to DVD like I did the one for W7, at least if I don't use it I'll have it IF I ever do need to try it. Man what a hell of a file, this thing is as big as D/l W8 Pro was.

Only reason I even D/l this program is for the dynamic disk stuff, cause i once formatted my HD to dynamic lol and had to restore the whole damned system from factory recovery disks cause I couldn't revert back to basic. This was right after I got the laptop home, I wasn't aware of the 4 partitions it already had from HP and never had delt with a HD partitioned into 4 from the maker. I learned though lol.

Reply   |   Comment by HOODY  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#47

Has there been a response to the problem of 'Sorry,no disk found' message upon loading partition program?

Reply   |   Comment by bob  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#46

geeeeeeeeeezzz..... when a vendor offers a prgm that will NOT create WINPE there is constant bitching and moaning, here we have a prgm that DOES and ditto. Come on grow up and be grateful for a freebie.

Reply   |   Comment by gen  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#45

@20:
I couldn't make the bootable CD either. It'd be nice if the developer would make their presence here and help with this... Perhaps some kind soul could upload their successful CD iso somewhere for us to download?

Reply   |   Comment by Avid Gamer  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#44

@#25. Don't shoot a gift-horse in the face!!!

Reply   |   Comment by Adam  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#43

Thankyou Aomei. Quick download. Very easy install. Look forward to using to migrate OS to SSD.

Reply   |   Comment by Rob n North Austin  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#42

Nevermind!

Reply   |   Comment by Adam  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-6)
#41

@ #1. What is Windows AIK?

Reply   |   Comment by Adam  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#40

Installs OK on Windows XP Pro SP3.
One downside, from my perspective, is that it always goes out to the web on every launch, checking on things...
Apparently checking for updates or who knows what.
And there is NO Settings or Preference to allow for not checking the web every launch.
Wish I could turn off the web checking process - especially as one may not wish to be doing HD app modifications at same time one may be trying to modify an HD.

Reply   |   Comment by Bruce Tech Guy  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#39

I second number 20. This stuff does not recognize that windows AIK is already installed. Not a good start for such an important soft.

Reply   |   Comment by Lenchanteurmerlin  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)
#38

By the way, here's a definition of a "dynamic disk"

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/aa363785%28v=vs.85%29.aspx

Reply   |   Comment by Godel  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#37

Have successfully created a bootable CD (only 155 MB).

Reply   |   Comment by Othello86  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#36

I'll echo Asraf's comment here -- no (tiny) linux boot CD option?

Not everyone appreciates having to download a huge Windows AIK file to get boot disk functionality. I'm no expert here, but I've heard that all partitioning programs should be run from a disk separate from the disk you are repartitioning for safety reasons.

And don't forget to have a backup made first. :)

Reply   |   Comment by Goidel  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#35

Does anyone know if this software will do the following:

I have a 1TB internal drive and will be installing a second internal drive of 2TB. I'd like the computer to think it's one 3TB drive.

Reply   |   Comment by Chip  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#34

@8 To give a very brief explanation. A single hard drive can be split into areas that act as if they were separate drives. Each with its own drive letter and properties. Useful, these days if you want to keep a section of the hard drive safe from being reformatted if you have to reinstall Windows. Or to store back ups, for the same reason. Or simply for organisation. ( I have the operating system on C: in the usual way, my software is installed on drive S: Data, drive D: and backups on B:)

Reply   |   Comment by terryb  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)
#33

@23 and 25,

Winpe itself is not included.

Aomei Partition Assistant will download the free ( but huge ) WAIK from MS and make winpe media from that.

It is unusual because it includes the function to create winpe media.

Most programs of this kind will provide a Linux based cd - but no function to create winpe media - unless you get their paid versions.

You might want to try their FREE Aomei Backuper - an excellent program for backup and restore of disks\partitions. If you are running win 7 or 8, that does not require WAIK and can make winpe media from what you already have on your machine

Reply   |   Comment by SIW2  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#32

to #25

Before you can create a WinPE bootable disk, you need to install Windows AIK (a 1.7 GB download from Microsoft).

Reply   |   Comment by Othello86  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#31

Windows 8 Pro
Installed OK
Registered OK
...went to make bootable CD says I need AIK installed - followed link but that went to download for AIK Windows 7
..so searched for AIK Windows 8 find it is now ADK - only 1.2 MB file however when running the adk\adksetup.exe it wants to download and take up 5 GB

Decided not to continue making bootable CD

Reply   |   Comment by Shane J  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#30

Installed fine on WinXP-PRO-SP3, thank you very much!

Reply   |   Comment by Eldad  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#29

Good application. User interface is well designed, intuitive, simple yet informative. It gives process summary before actual operation is being executed, inform time estimation of entire process, and allow you to confirm/cancel operation before it start.
Has a lot of features, especially for SSD drives. Recommended.

Reply   |   Comment by Ferdinand  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#28

HELP !!

I downloaded and installed today's AOMEI program.
But it won't run. I get error when I try to start.
It says:

"The application failed to start properly (0xc0150004) Click OK to terminate application."

What does this mean? What's wrong? What can I do?

Reply   |   Comment by John  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#27

When I needed a partition wizard I was referred to MiniTool. It seemed to do everything I needed it to do, but I'm not a power user.

MiniTool Partition Wizard
http://www.partitionwizard.com/

Using Win7 64bit 80Gig and 1T drives

Reply   |   Comment by Johnathan  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#26

I've used this program to partition a single hard drive into 2 separate partitions on my refurbished (old) notebook. It does exactly what it says it'll do. It may not be fancy or the 'prettiest', but it does work. What more do you need? Functionality wins the day.

Reply   |   Comment by BearPup  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#25

I am just curious how this giveaway can include WinPE while many of other programs do not include it due to the cost of the licence from microsoft????? Ususally only include a linux based environment from which to work.

Havent tried it yet, awaiting some more reviews on here!

Reply   |   Comment by James  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+12)
#24

What does all-uppercase AOMEI stand for? Have heard of USA, NBC, IBM etc. but not this.

Reply   |   Comment by fermier  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-15)
#23

Also, can I make this program "portable" - which I think means put it on a USB stick and plug it into a laptop on which I did not download this from GAOTD?

If the answer is "No", then will the WinPE CD from this app do the same thing, or will that be limited to the PC that burned the CD?

Reply   |   Comment by glnz  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#22

For reference:

"Giveaway of the Day - Aomei Partition Assistant Pro 4.0"
http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/aomei-partition-assistant40/

Reply   |   Comment by therube  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#21

What's wrong with the built-in Windows 7 partition manager?

Reply   |   Comment by Coly Moore  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-6)
#20

I wander if anybody else has problems trying to make the bootable CD. It simply hangs, I have been waiting for an hour or so. Windows AIK was already installed; I tried to 'repair' it and I've also uninstalled and reinstalled this 'assistant'.
It might be my own problem though, I was doing this on my second computer with (too) many programs installed and the OS installation is as old as windows 7 is. So, did I find this comment useful? No. Just asking.

Reply   |   Comment by jacal  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#19

Can't use program. Error message when starting program.

"Sorry no disk found. All hard disks may be locked..."

Have Windows 8 Pro UEFI/EFI boot.

Reply   |   Comment by Richie  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#18

Would like everyone's comment about this:
I copied my wife's XP laptop Hard Drive into a hybrid HD-SSD (Seagate Momentus XT) but I don't think the "Restore" into the hybrid HD-SSD was aligned correctly with the special 4,096 MB (??) clusters (?) for SSD. Will the align tool here correct that problem? If not, what will? (For a noob on this like me.) Thanks.

Reply   |   Comment by glnz  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#17

ok, managed to check this with a working ext2 partition from a Digital PVR that uses 32Kbyte blocks to improve throughput and reduce fragmentation and this does not even acknowledge it's even formatted to any file system let alone that it is a legal ext2 format. If the developer would like a sample of this ext2 filesystem structure I have a relatively small shrunk file system image that I use to reformat the PVR offline to a larger size hard drive than the standard firmware permits. i.e. I restore the shrunk partition from the image file then resize it to the desired size using partition magic 8.0 from an XP based WinPE boot CD. I can make it available to them so they can increase the value of their product to alternate markets.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#16

Does not install on windows seven. Activates perfectly, but does not install anything at all.
Don´t created icons,folders of files,anything

Reply   |   Comment by João Borloth  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-9)
#15

so far for my criterea of ext2 support should be generic and not specific to x86 linux kernel supported configurations alone, especially since the host operating system support for ext2 is not required. At this point in time I've not had the chance to connect up an ext2 formatted hard drive from one of my Personal Video Recorders on my tower pc to check its ability to recognise non-x86 linux ext2 partitions, but on its context menus format options panel it only offers sub-4k block sizes for ext2/3 partitions. Si it is not looking good for this taking the lead in that respect so far. I did find it a bit annoying that I had to download and install the chinese language pack for Adobe Acrobat Reader to read the pdf manuals considering that the manuals were in English so had no real need to have been built using a chinese language font!

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#14

The description says "award-winning." With whom--the developers' parents?

Reply   |   Comment by Mike  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#13

#3 Paul

Searching for company AOMEI I found some addresses in China and for www.aomei.info (all in Chinese language) an IP-server near Fremont (California) but the server address is of no importance (other websites with same IP are qwazz.info, weisd.info, sdertv.info and cfdder.info.

Copying is told to be a very old Chinese virtue and utmost praise of German Paragon's products and no criminal act at all. Seems to be same procedure as for Kingsoft Office Suite copying a great part of MS Office. I think MS is very happy about this praise!!!

I remember GOTD of Chinese EaseUs (EaseUS Easeus Partition Master Professional) which now is version 9.2.1 and there is a free variant, too! No bad product, at least an older version I once tried.

By the way I think it is no bad advice to stay with the same backup (+formatting) software (especially if you get it free from GOTD since years) to recover images built with older versions, too.

But Partition Assistant 5.1 doesn't backup partitions and I miss information whether it can reformat actual 3-4 TB harddisks. But I assume this is outside of its faculties or they would tell it.

Reply   |   Comment by FrancisBorne  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#12

You better keep your hands off my "partitions" or I'll call the cops on you!

Reply   |   Comment by Swamp Thing  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-38)
#11

#6,unpeudepolitessesvp: Sorry I'll have to disagree regarding gparted. Gparted is a gui shell for 3rd party filesystem managment libraries and as such is subject to those libraries short commings like being unable to copy with ext* file systems with block sizes larger than 4 kilobytes on x86 systems due to the tool using virtual memory system to remap cached hard drive data rather than bypassing that limitation and accessing the storage media in a more flexible direct fashion making it completely unusable for working on file systems for video storage devices that use 32Kbyte ext2 blocks or filesystems created on IA64 versions of linux with 8Kbyte or larger block sizes. To handle those file systems outside the original devices I use Partition Magic 8! It's ancient and obsoleted in many ways but it handles a far larger subset of the ext2/3 fs possible permutations than any other partition mamanagment product I have tried so far... this is still downloading so cannot vouch for this one way or the other YET but gparted is certainly not the best partition managment product out there, it's very handy under linux but is just a graphical shell for the limited 3rd party tools you can use manually at a termina shell yourself.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)
#10

Reply to Vaidya, comment #5: Windows 7, XP, Vista, 2000 Professional and Windows 8 (both x32 and x64); or, in other words, yes, Windows XP is compatible.

Reply   |   Comment by Kirby  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#9

The partition manager is excellent in its own right. Ashraf's reviews are well worth a look. Even if you already have a full-featured GPT/SSD friendly partition manager, I'd suggest you download today's giveaway on the strength of the bundled dynamic disk manager.

I've just used the program to copy a 2 partition 120GB SSD to a backup 128GB SSD using an external drivebox. It worked perfectly.
Having played with Paragon and Minitool offerings recently, I more than happy to use this instead (although it would be nice if it would support a wider range of formats (Ext4, XFS etc).

The link which pops up when you first run the program is (now) working - and offers the opportunity for a very cheap lifetime licence with all future upgrades included.

Overall, an excellent package from a company I wasn't aware of before today and - despite the language howlers on the website - one it'll be good to have back on GOTD again. Shame this one was run on a Sunday, it'll bear repeating.

Reply   |   Comment by Steve  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+26)
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