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- Jack Hale
- Yury Kuzmin
- Deb Rakshit
- Paul Schneider
- Robert Lloyd
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Aomei Partition Assistant Pro
Aomei has kindly offered five (5) licenses to our DCT readers for a Partition Assistant Pro 6.6 giveaway contest. These licenses are currently valued at $39.95(US) each, but you can get a chance to win one for free simply by entering this contest.
“AOMEI Partition Assistant (PA) Professional is a Windows disk manager that can help you manage disk space with high efficiency. It not only offers hard disk partition solution to resize partition, extend partition, split partition, format partition, create partition, move partition, recover partition, and merge partitions. Also, it offers more advanced wizards: migrate OS to SSD/HDD, format file system among NTFS, FAT32, FAT, and exFAT, create Windows To Go, integrate to recovery environment, SSD Secure Erase, etc.” ~ Aomei
Installation & System Requirements
Aomei PA Pro installs with no hitches or giddy-ups. You don’t have to keep an eye out for any bloatware or other unwanted downloads or installations. Perfect!
Aomei PA Pro will work on any Windows version from 7 on up. (It might work on XP, but I cannot vouch for that nor can I find any supporting information on the Aomei website.)
Aomei PA Pro will recognize any file system that Windows recognizes. For a full list of features, please see this Features Page. DCT has run giveaway contests for Aomei PA Pro in the past. If you would like to see a change log for this latest (and previous) version, please visit this Change Log Page.
Ease Of Use
Aomei PA Pro is very simple to use. Even if you’ve never had any experience with a partition manager in the past, you should have no problems. There is a great help file which is included right with the program, so there is no need to go to a web site in order to get answers to your questions. This reminds me of the good old days before you had to be internet-connected in order to accomplish just about anything. For a taste of the interface, here is an image of the main screen you will see when firing up the program:
The main screen is divided into four panels:
- Wizards — Wizards will walk you through the various disk operations
- Disk Operations — This panel gives you more specialized options plus features which are not necessarily related to partitioning
- Detailed List View — Gives detailed information about your disks and partitions
- Graphical View — Just like it says…
Some of you might be asking why use partitions when folders seem to accomplish the same thing. There are a number of reasons:
- Organization — Folders work on a small scale to keep your various data types organized into separate areas. This approach works fine until you start talking about tens of thousands of files. For example, I have well over 100,000 images and storing all these in a folder on my system drive is out of the question, for me at least. And that brings us to the next point…
- Backups — If you keep all your files neatly organized in devoted folders (ie, movies, pictures, games, etc.), then everything is on a single disk. This will make for huge backups that will take a long time to run. By creating partitions, you can split those backups into smaller chunks that will process much faster. This should also make the backup drudgery less painful for those of you who may see it that way. Incidentally, if your backup regimen is painful, or takes a long time, then you’re doing it wrong.
- Separation of Data — By keeping your data separate from your operating system and program files, it is much less likely that you will lose said data in the event of a disk malfunction. Should the day ever come when you will be forced into re-installing Windows, you won’t have to mess with your data files. They will be safely stored in another partition (ideally on another drive). The installation will go much more smoothly and more quickly, too.
- Speed — Hard drives are huge these days. When a multi-terabyte drive starts filling up things can noticeably slow down. By using partitions, you are essentially creating smaller, more manageable drives. Smaller usually means faster where hard drives are concerned.
There are countless reasons to partition your drives into manageable chunks and I’ve only pointed out four of them. Some may say I go a tad overboard in this regard, but, knock on wood, I haven’t lost any data, yet. I take that back– I did once long ago and that was before I started using partitions.
My Take ?
Aomei Partition Assistant Pro is a top-notch piece of software. It works right out of the box and does exactly what it says it will do. As an added benefit, this program is completely portable. You can copy its installation directory to a USB drive and carry it in your pocket. I love this program.
How To Enter The Contest
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- To enter, simply submit your name and a Valid eMail address. Your address will not be shared outside this site
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- Shortly after the contest ends, the winner(s) will be chosen at random
- Winner(s) names will be posted on this giveaway page. Please check back here to see the winner(s) name announcement!
- The winner(s) will be notified by eMail at the eMail address used to enter the contest – be sure to use a valid eMail address that you check regularly
- Winner(s) must claim their license within five (5) days. After the five (5) day period, unclaimed prizes will be distributed at DCT’s sole discretion
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Good luck to everyone!!