Saturday 31 December 2022

11 Free Hardware and SSD Partition Creators and Deleters


You can't do much with the classic disk management tool built into Windows since its capabilities are relatively limited. For this purpose, we present you 11 partition management and creation applications to create, delete, and change the format on your hard drives with great ease.

Disk Genius


DiskGenius is an amazing free application to create, format, delete, hide partitions of your hard drives, with features to set active partition, modify partition parameters, convert between primary partition between and logical drives, quick partition, resize, split and extend partition without data loss, rebuild MBR (Master Boot Record), delete free space, verify and repair Bad Sectors, view SMART information, convert MBR to GPT or GPT to MBR and many more functions that you will hardly find in a free program of this kind. 

The Standard version includes quite complete functions for data recovery, disk management and data backup, which would be the best choice for home users, the professional version provides more advanced and notable features such as hex editor, sector copy, building virtual RAID, restoring encrypted partitions, managing virtual disks and so on, which is suitable for IT professionals, technicians or service providers. 

The Free Edition also provides several functions for managing partitions and disks and recovering lost files (described in the first paragraph). However, for a more detailed description read the differences  here.

MiniTool Partition Wizard Home Edition


Free partition management software and supports 32 and 64 bit including Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 10 and Windows 11. Functions include resize partitions, copy partitions, create Partitions, Partition Extend, Partition spilt, delete Partitions, convert Partitions, hide Partitions, change drive letter, set active partition, Recovery Partition. 

MiniTool Partition Wizard Home Edition is distributed free only for home use and if you want to use it in a business environment you should get MiniTool Partition Wizard Professional Edition. 

 However, the app's capabilities are not limited here as you can do more things like check your hard drive for errors, fix boot on your PC in case it can't boot for some reason, clone your PC so so you don't have to install Windows from scratch if you want to change your hard drive or replace your hard drive with an SSD.

In its new version it comes with more features and helps users manage disks and partitions, check file system, partition SSD partition, move OS to SSD, clone their disks convert MBR to GPT, etc. . 

Aiming to become the most powerful free partition manager in the long run, it continues to offer new features such as Disk Benchmark and Space Analyzer. So, with Space Analyzer you can measure transfer speed (read & write) under various disk access scenarios, such as sequential and random. 

With the space analyzer you can see how the disk is used on the computer to check which file is taking up too much disk space when you need to free up disk space when the hard disk starts to fill up. Also, you can move non-adjacent partitions to merge, extend C drive (system partition) to remove low disk space warning, and shrink a large partition to get enough free space.

Finally, it gives you the possibility to migrate your operating system to SSD, a 100% safe operation that is completed within a few clicks. In its free version, which we present to you, it supports many of the above functions, however read here the complete support guide and the differences between free and paid version.

IM-Magic Partition Resizer


Excellent free program with the help of which you can resize your operating system and allocate your free space, expand any partition, shrink or merge partitions on your hard drive without the risk of losing or damaging your data and all this in just a few clicks. 100% safe software for allocating and managing partitions on your hard disk, it is compatible with all Windows operating systems, so safe that even in the event of a power failure, your data will remain on the hard disk intact as it was before the changes.

Aomei Partition Assistant Standard


FREE disk partition software, which has earned a reputation as one of the best partition management software among users worldwide, comes with many powerful features that allow you to fully control your hard disk and its partitions.

For example, the "resize partition" option allows you to increase the partition size to solve low disk space problems or shrink the partition size to make the partition size more reasonable. 

You can flexibly manage disk space by "create partition", "merge partition", "delete partition", "format partition", "copy partition" and so on. It incorporates data protection technology and enables you to perform even more secure partitioning operations that meet your expectations.

It is able to help you solve all kinds of problems on your disk partitions, regardless of whether your disks are formatted with MBR or GPT, and it can run on Windows 11, Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8 and Windows 7.

Finally, it supports some advanced partitioning features including resizing your hard disk partitions, moving partition, merging, splitting as well as creating, deleting, formatting partitions, extending system partitions and partition recovery, etc. .

What you can do with the free version of the app

The possibilities are many, among them, you can change the size of the partition, create partitions (partitions), format, delete them, check your partitions or change the letter on the labels. You can even merge your partitions, clone your entire disk or a partition, perform a cleanup, shred files or folders, rebuild MBR files, and view the health of your storage media. You can even convert data between *MBR and *GPT, and transfer your operating system from MBR disks to MBR disks, SSD or HDD.

*MBR (a special type of boot sector that holds information about how logical partitions containing file systems are organized on that media and includes the executable code to act as an operating system bootloader).
*GPT drives can be much larger, with size limits depending on the operating system and its file systems. GPT also allows for an almost unlimited number of partitions but again, the limit here is your operating system. Windows allows up to 128 partitions on a GPT drive without having to create an extended partition for it to work.
In conclusion, it is an excellent choice that will help you do the most difficult tasks on your hard drive with exceptional reliability and ease. If you want, you can see here what above the professional editions include and what are the differences between them.

GParted Live


Excellent distribution that provides you with the necessary tools for separating and creating partitions for your hard drives through an intuitive, and very clean graphical environment. GParted LiveCD will run on most x86 machines with a Pentium II processor and above. After running it as a live cd on your computer, select the language (it fully supports Greek dialogues) and finally press Start X to start. If you want to run GParted Live from a USB stick, first download and run UNetbootin and from the application menu check disk image and select the path where you have saved the GParted Live iso file, now select from the Drive field the stick your (before running the application put in a USB port on your computer) and press OK to start the conversion and wait a while until the necessary files are transferred.

NIUBI Partition Editor


Free partition creation and editing software for Windows users, similar but very powerful than Partition Magic that supports Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista, XP (32 and 64 bit). Partition editor helps to resize existing partitions safely and easily.

Optimized file transfer algorithm helps resize partition 30% to 300% faster than other tools. This free partition software is not only a partition changer, but also a set of All-in-One disk partition management tools. 

It helps to copy partition to migrate data, create, delete, format, hide, activate, divert, convert partition and more. 

Built-in Roll-Back technology (Pro version) can automatically reset the computer before resizing if a software error or problem occurs, such as a power outage during resizing. The NIUBI partition processor is the only program that can ensure 100% data security. 

 The free version that we are presenting is complete and includes all the features of the application, however with the Pro version you can have additional support for Roll-Back technology, the ability to create a startup disc and a license to use in a professional environment.

EASEUS Partition Master


Free solution to create, delete, resize, move, merge and split partitions.

Which in particular, with the help of the application you can resize and move Partitions without rebooting, safely merge two partitions into one larger one without losing your data, convert dynamic disks to basic disks and finally convert Partitions from FAT to NTFS file system . Divide the primary partition of your hard disk into a logical partition and vice versa delete your sensitive data either from a Partition or even from your entire hard disk quickly simply and above all safely. In this version it also supports windows 64 bit.

Free Partition Manager


One of the most powerful partition management software for PCs, laptops and workstations to manage storage space. Through the application you can resize and move Partition, resize and move individual Partitions, extend NTFS system partition without rebooting, convert between basic and dynamic disk, quickly and safely partition your hard disk and all this safely and without data loss. In terms of technical performance, the free version that we present to you has the same characteristics as the professional version, with the difference that it does not support the arrangement of partitions in a Servers environment.

Macrorit Disk Partition Expert free


Macrorit Disk Partition Expert is a free alternative that allows you to expand your hard disk partitions (especially the system partition), and that will help you manage disk space. It is designed for ordinary users and supports 32/64 bit including all Windows from Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 Windows 8.1 and Windows 10. Besides the basic disk partitioning feature, it is the only free partition management software that has advanced power -off, meaning data protection and disaster recovery means you won't have to worry about losing your data while running your jobs. Finally, it has an important innovation compared to other similar programs since it does not need installation and can be used as a portable application either from the hard disk or from any portable storage medium.

Partition Extender


Excellent program that can help you expand any partition without data loss. It is a completely free software that you can use to expand, shrink or merge your hard drive partitions in a few simple steps. It redistributes your available disk space and enables you to extend partitions of your data with a few clicks. Ideal for using partition extension for novice users in a few clicks. The application can be installed on your computer, however with the portable version included, you don't need to install but you can download it directly to a USB flash drive and do your work from there.

Active @ Partition Manager


Active@ Partition Manager is an advanced software for creating, formatting and editing disk partitions. It will help you manage your storage devices and the logical drives or partitions they contain. What can you do.... 

You can create, delete, format, and name partitions on your computer without shutting down your computer. Most configuration changes take effect immediately. It supports most popular file systems like FAT, NTFS, exFAT, ReFS, HFS+, Ext2/Ext3/ Ext4, BtrFS, UFS, XFS, JFS and most file systems. Recognizes volumes/partitions formatted as, FAT, NTFS, exFAT, ReFS, HFS+, Ext2/Ext3/Ext4, BtrFS, UFS, XFS, JFS. 

It also enables you to edit and sync boot sectors in FAT, exFAT, NTFS, UFS, HFS+, Ext2/Ext3/Ext4 and Partition Table. 

Also, you can make recovery partition layout changes such as create, delete, format partition and prepare disk, boot new disk as MBR or GPT or repair MBR (GPT) on damaged disk, create FAT32 partitions with larger size from 32 GB (up to 1 TB) and also create multiple partitions on a USB flash memory device. Finally, you can view the advanced properties and attributes of a partition, logical drive, or hard disk.
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