Paragon Partition Manager Free Edition 12

Paragon Partition Manager Free Edition 12

Reviewed by Chris Thomas

"The safest tool for hard drive partitioning!"

Overview

Paragon Partition Manager is designed to simplify the complex processes of resizing, creating, formatting, copying, and erasing disk partitions within a user-friendly interface. By changing the way your computer stores and accesses information this software is capable of reducing computer workload and optimizing system performance.

Installation

At a file size of 42 MB, Paragon Partition Manager is slightly larger than many other freeware applications, yet makes up for this additional disk space consumption by providing a robust feature set. Compatible with Windows XP, Vista, and 7.

Interface

The user interface takes the appearance of a convenient wizard style setup, with self-explanatory buttons that provide access to all of the software's main features. You can utilize the Express Partition module to quickly and easily perform any of the basic functions, including creating, resizing, copying, and deleting partitions.

Pros

  • Every feature is guided by a step-by-step wizard that helps even the most novice computer users complete operations without a hassle

  • Resize Wizard makes it easy to move and resize partitions to various locations on your hard drive. Paragon Hot Resize technology makes it possible to enlarge partitions without restarting your operating system

  • Power Shield technology maintains data storage consistency and optimizes the speed at which your computer opens and saves files

  • Paragon Smart Partition technology ensures the utmost safety when performing partitioning tasks, so you don't have to worry about unnecessary data loss

  • Helps you organize data allocation on your hard drive to free up additional space within existing partitions

  • Creation Partition Wizard makes it easy to assign new partitions in the most optimal area of your hard disk. Partitions can be formatted to NTFS and assigned a drive letter to be distinguished within the Windows Explorer interface

  • Can resize partitions by utilizing the free space available in one partition to increase the size of another

  • Supports 2.2 TB+ hard disk drives, non-512B sector size drives, and advanced format drives.

Cons

  • Amateur users should be conscious of the instructions provided within the wizard-style feature guides, as failing to do so could cause mishaps that result in the unintentional wiping or reformatting of a drive
  • The Free version only offers the ability to create, format, move, resize, and delete partitions, whereas the Personal (32-bit, 64-bit) and Pro editions provide a wide range of advanced disk management and partition options

Alternatives

There are a number of other programs that serve as suitable alternatives to Paragon Partition Manager, including EaseUS Partition Master (Home, Pro, Server), GParted, Acronis Disk Director, O&O PartitionManager, and Aomei Partition Assistant (Home, Pro, Server). Of these alternatives EaseUS Partition Master is the most popular, and provides a feature set that is comparable to that of Paragon Partition Manager.

Conclusion

If you're looking for an easy way to free up disk space, optimize your computers performance, or factor important partitions on the hard drive, Paragon Partition Manager provides an ideal solution that users of all skill levels will find useful. With an interface that is easy to navigate and employees wizard-style setup guides, this software takes the hassle out of working with partitions.

Requirements: PROCESSOR: Intel Pentium CPU or its equivalent; 256 MB RAM; CD/DVD/BD Drive, Disk space: 250 MB

What's new in this version: New program engine

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Antivirus information

Download3K has downloaded and tested Paragon Partition Manager Free Edition on 14 Jun 2013 with some of Today's best antivirus engines and you can find below, for your convenience, the scan results:
  • Avast:

    Clean
  • Avira:

    Clean
  • Kaspersky:

    Clean
  • NOD32:

    Clean
Paragon Partition Manager Free Edition Antivirus Report

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