AOMEI Partition Assistant Review
AOMEI Partition Assistant is a freeware that lets you perform lots of disk/partition management activities. It has a user-friendly interface and can be used by anyone. If your PC is running on Windows OS, irrespective of the version you need this software to manage your drives and partitions excellently.
User Review( votes)
Not so long ago i wrote a review on the Aomei Backupper software and today I’ll be writing the AOMEI partition assistant review. This partition assistant allows you to manage your disk partitions effectively and in an easy way. So, if you are searching a simple software to treat hard disk partitioning issues on a Windows OS PC – AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard is a good option to pick.
Update Notice: this article was updated last on October 13th, 2018 to cover the new features of this software.
AOMEI Partition Assistant
The Aomei Partition Assistant software is developed by AOMEI inc. AOMEI is a top utility software developer with its headquarter in Jinjiang District, Chengdu City, China; It further has branches in most top countries of the world.
So far, Aomei as a software company has developed quite a lot of useful utility softwares. Their software helps to simplify tasks like backing up and restoring files/data on a PC, creating bootable media, etc.
Today, I’m focussing on the Aomei partition assistant software; a pretty good tool for partitioning your disk drives, moving OS from one location to the other, as well as perform other useful tasks. The software is full-featured and the intuitive interface makes it the best disk partitioning wizard you can get at the moment.
Function/uses of Aomei Partition Assistant
You can actually perform a lot of functions with this utility tool.
|Comprehensive Partition Manager||Wizard functions|
|Change and Remove drive or partition letter||Partition Copy Wizard|
|Resize/Move Partition||Disk Copy Wizard|
|Merge Partitions||NTFS to FAT32 Converter|
|Copy Disk/Partition||View drive or partition properties|
|Migrate OS to SSD|
|Create, Format, Delete Partition|
|Extend Partition Wizard|
|Windows To Go Creator|
|Make Bootable CD Wizard|
|Integrate to Recovery Environment|
|SSD Secure Erase Wizard|
Minimum system requirements for this tool to function
Operating systems: Windows OS 10, 8.1, 8, 7, XP, Vista (all versions – 32 & 64 bits)
RAM: at least 256MB
Processor: 500 MHz x86 or compatible CPU
Input Devices: Mouse and Keyboard
Supported file systems and storage devices
This partition assistant supports the following file systems;
- FAT32, FAT16, FAT12
- exFAT, ReFS
- Ext2, Ext3, Ext4
- BitLocker, etc
Note: You cannot resize the file systems, you can only clone or move them.
Supported Storage Devices
- Local hard disk drives, solid-state drives (SSD) and SSHD
- Detachable disk drives, USB drives, PC cards, flash or thumb drives, and other removable storages
- It supports WEFI/EFI boot devices
- MBR and GPT disks over 16TB
In short, all storage devices recognized by Windows is supported by this software.
Now, let’s show you how to use the AOMEI partition assistant before the actual review. This way, people can refer to this article as a tutorial guide to using Aomei Partition Assistant Standard.
First, you have to download the software and install on your Windows desktop or laptop – download Aomei free Partition Assistant.
What’s in the new version – Aomei Partition Assistant v7.2?
- Improved interface
- Bug fixes; the software now functions faster
- Navigation got easier
- This version is lighter
- Enhanced Windows To Go Creator
- It is still an effective freeware
How to use Aomei Partition Assistant Standard Edition
Launch the software after you have installed it on your computer. You’ll be greeted by a user-friendly window that displays all the drives and partitions available on your PC.
Did not see the drive you wish to partition? Check if it is connected to your PC. If it is not properly connected/inserted, fix it and hit the f5 button on the keyboard to refresh this software interface. I really love the fact that this tool works with a few keyboard short keys.
Alright, enough of playing around. Let’s get down with what we have at hand.
Partition Assistant Operations
Creating New Partitions
Select the drive you wish to partition and follow the procedures below. Actually, there are four(4) different ways to create a new partition with this tool. So, you decide which is best for you and go with it.
First Method – Enter Key on Keyboard
- When you have selected the drive to be partitioned, hit the enter key on your keyboard
- Set the partition size and select any letter of choice to act as the partition name. You can quickly place your mouse cursor on the line between and drag to set a new partition size.
- Click on the “Advanced” button to set the partition label and file system (NTFS or FAT312). Also, you can choose if this will be a logical partition or a primary partition.
- Hold down your control key and hit the enter button on your keyboard to save the partition. (CTRL+ENTER)
Another way to create a new partition with this software is by using the “Create Partition” from the menu bar.
Simply select the disk and click on the “partition” option on the menu bar. After this, follow the rest instructions/guidelines from the first method above.
Third Method – you can use the option at the left pane
There is also an option to create new partitions at the left pane of this software window. Check the screenshot below.
Fourth Method – Use your mouse
Select the drive, left-click your mouse, and select “Create New Partition”
Note: the advanced settings option is meant for those who have a deeper understanding of partition management. If you’re not so familiar with the options there, simply leave it at its default settings and continue.
Managing Existing Partitions
This utility partition manager comes with a full suite of management options/tools so you can effectively handle all your partitions.
Resizing an existing partition
Click or select the partition, look to the left sidebar and you’ll see the option to resize/move the partition. Choose the size you want and click on ‘Ok‘ when done.
All the option you need to manage your partitions is available at the sidebar. You just select a partition and pick from the options on the sidebar what you wish to do with the partition.
Disk Management Options
When i say the Aomei Partition Assistant is versatile, i really meant it; you also get to manage your disks with this software. Below are the following things you can do with the Aomei Partition Assistant disk options.
- Disk Copy
- Quick Partition
- Erase Hard Drive
- Disk Surface Test
- Rebuild MBR
- Convert to GTP
The disk copy option allows you to transfer the data on a disk to another one seamlessly and very fast. there are two available options here – the first allows for a quick copying process; whereby only the used space of the selected drive will be copied to another disk. The second option copies every aspect of the selected disk (Sector-by-sector) bit the used and unused spaces.
How to do this?
- Select the disk and click on the “Disk Copy” option at the sidebar. You can also access this option from the “Disk” drop-down options in the Top Menu Bar
- Choose the copy mode of your choice and click on “OK”
Wipe Hard Drive
Self-explanatory i guess? this option helps to wipe the data and files saved on a selected hard drive. Maybe there are lots of unimportant large files occupying a specific hard drive of yours, this is the best options to send them off.
How to do this?
- Select the hard drive for this operation
- Choose the Wipe Hard Disk option from the sidebar or Menu Bar
- Click OK
Rebuild your Master Boot record
With this option, you get to fix Master Boot Record (MBR) to stop error messages such as “operating system not found” or seeing a whole blank screen.
How to do this?
- Click on the hard drive and choose the “Rebuild MBR” option on the sidebar
- Select the suitable MBR for your OS system
- Click on OK when done
To perform other disk management operations – simply select the disk and select the respective option from the left sidebar.
Well, this software comes with some wizard options which I will not discuss in this article. I’ll write about it soon but let me give a brief highlight of it.
The wizard options of Aomei Partition Assistant Standard Edition are there for advanced users only. The options include;
- Migrate OS to SSD
- Create bootable media
- Windows To Go Creator
- NTFS to FAT32 converter
- and lots more
My Review and Thoughts
It’s hard to believe there is a free partition manager with lots of useful features like this one. At first, I thought this software is just a strict partition assistant but it turned out to be a very versatile yet useful utility tool for lots of management operations. It appears to be better than the MiniTool Partition Assistant (read the review). The intuitive and user-friendly interface makes it outstanding.
The Aomei Partition Assistant Standard Edition is totally free, yet it allows you perform so many premium functions. Maybe you don’t know you have to pay to use the Bootable media option and MBR option on most partition assistants, but here, its available for free.
Personal users and non-professional users can stick to this standard edition as it comes with every feature and function they’ll ever need. On the other hand, professional users will need the Pro version to unlock other goodies of this software.
Freely, I’d recommend this software to everyone in need of a partition assistant to manage his/her disk drives and partitions.[tabs] [tab title=”Pros:”]
- Intuitive Interface
- Excellent free partition manager
- includes a lot of useful disk/partition management tools
- It is not available for MAC OS
Availability and Pricing
While this standard version is totally free, the Aomei Partition Assistant has a premium version which retails at $47.95 for 2-PCs license and $65.94 for a 6-PCs license. The premium version licenses last for a lifetime with free upgrades and technical assistance at any time.
Unfortunately, Macintosh OS users will not enjoy this software as it is limited to only Windows OS. Hopefully, in no distant time, the company might come up with the Mac OS version.
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