AOMEI Partition Assistant 5.5

Microsoft did make a lot of effort to improve their Windows product line, yet the built-in Disk Management program is still one that can barely meet the advanced needs of Windows users these days. For a better partition management solution one has to seek help from third-party utilities. AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard is a full-featured freeware designed for Windows. It’s noted for its user friendliness as well.

Features of AOMEI Partition Assistant

We can use this freeware to resize partition, move partition, merge partitions, split partition, clone partitions/disk. All these most frequently used operations are involved with the reform of data. Thus the thing that we worry about the most is the safety of data. For this, AOMEI Partition Assistant is impeccable. No data loss occurred in our test and the system is able to boot every time.

clip_image002

Besides from the basic functions mentioned above, we can use APAS to realize some advanced operations. Such as converting FAT32 to NTFS and vice versa, converting primary partition to logical partition as well as migrating OS to SSD.

New Features in Version 5.5

Windows 8 To Go Creator

For a long time, Windows To Go is like a privilege for Windows 8 Enterprise users. By creating a Windows To Go bootable USB drive in Windows Enterprise Edition built-in WTG Creator Center, one can use his/her own Windows 8 OS on any computers. By far, AOMEI Partition Assistant is the only third-party software that provides Windows To Go. The users just need to prepare a USB drive larger than 13GB and a Windows 8 image ISO file to create their Windows To Go USB drive even they don’t own Windows 8 Enterprise.

clip_image004

Verdict

Considering that Windows To Go Creator in APAS can actually be sold as a paid software alone, we have to say that AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard Version 5.5 really is beyond all its competitors at least in the freeware sense. We sincerely recommend this freeware to anyone who has a need of advanced hard drive management in Windows and don’t want to spend too much for the solution.