Easier to use than Windows Server 2008 Diskpart

How to partition a hard drive in Windows Server 2008?” This is a question that has been frequently asked by many. For this and related question such as how to resize partition, Windows Server 2008 R2 allows the users to choose a solution from many different approaches with different efficiency and usability. Windows Server 2008 diskpart command interpreter is a little bit hard to use for those light users because the operation is not clear enough to observe. Compared to diskpart, Windows 2008 partition management operation can be executed with other easy-to-use third party software. AOMEI Partition Assistant Lite is one of them with many practical functions. This is a piece of free software that is made to deal with common issues that occur in Windows server 2003, 2008, 2012, and SBS 2003, 2008, 2011. Below is the main interface.

Surface of PA Lite

Resize partition

In Windows Server 2008 R2, resizing partition with AOMEI Partition Assistant is not complicated at all. As we all know, extending and shrinking the partition are often involved with moving the unallocated partition. In AOMEI Partition Assistant, you just need to confirm the partition space you would like to keep and all the rest of the work will be automatically done without manually operation again. The resizing process is totally safe with no risk of losing data.

Split partition

AOMEI Partition Lite enables you to change one partition into two within the shortest time. As long as you have got enough free space in a partition, no need to shrink the partition to get an unallocated one and create a new partition. Now what you need to do is simply click the target partition and choose Split Partition. You are free to specify the size and location of the new partition. Cool!

Split Partition

Copy partition

This is a function to clone the data of your partition. There are two ways applied for you to make a choice. Method one is to copy the used space of the partition only. Method two is to copy all sectors of the partition, including the free space. You can easily duplicate a partition and the data in it. Thus help to improve the safety performance. Just follow the guidance, every procedure should be performed very well. Below is the picture showing this function.

Partition Copy Operation

Partition Alignment

Besides from this basic resize function, AOMEI Partition has also paid attention to the trend that more and more SSD has been added into computer enthusiasts’ building up. The partition alignment is very important to the performance of SSD, because if the partitions are not aligned, the performance of the SSD may be degraded by up to 15%. The partition alignment can be ensured with AOMEI Partition Assistant. And this process is also free from losing data.

Convert GPT/MBR Disk

Moreover, GPT/MBR conversion function is included. It is not easy to convert the type of disk between MBR and GPT, since it relates to the technical problems. AOMEI Partition Assistant makes it possible for users to convert GPT to MBR and vice versa. And it protects all your data while converting. What you need to notice is that the operation should be getting started after you right click the disk and find Convert to GPT/MBR Disk.

GPT/MBR Conversion

Words in the end

A crush? The functions listed above are just a part of the plentiful functions provided by free AOMEI Partition Assistant Lite. What’s more, there is a more professional edition that can solve more problems in Server 2008. It is called AOMEI Partition Assistant Server Edition. You may check more information by clicking Here.....