What’s GPT disk?
GPT (GUID Partition Table) is a new standard of disk partition table originated from EFI (Extensive Firmware Interface). Compared with MBR, GPT disk provides a more flexible disk partition principle. For example, GPT disk can make use of a very large size to break the 2TB limit of MBR disks which partition cannot be read once it surpasses 2TB. GPT disk allows 128 partitions which are similar to the primary partition of MBR, but MBR only allows 4 primary partitions at most. Besides partition on GPT disk has self-contained backup which is stored on the two ends of the disk. If one of the backups is destroyed, you can restore your disk with another. Anyway, GPT disk is better than MBR disk almost all aspects. Though GPT disk is not as usual as MBR now, there is no worry to manage it with a free GPT disk partition manager, such as AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard.
Manage GPT disk with free AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard
AOMEI Partition Assistant standard supports Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows7, 8, 10. You can completely control GPT disk with the free GPT disk partition manager, for example, resize\move partition, extend partition, merge partition, split partition, add a partition to hard disk, delete partition, format partition, copy disk, copy partition, convert NTFS to FAT32, make bootable media, etc. And the following is an example of “resize GPT disk” with AOMEI Partition Assistant standard.
Step 1: Download, install and launch AOMEI Partition Assistant standard. Right click the partition you want to resize (here is D drive), then select “resize partition”.
Step 2: Point your mouse on the right board and drag it toward the right side to the size you prefer, or input the exact number. (If there is no unallocated space adjacent, you can first shrink the adjacent GPT disk partition to crave space for it, and then do as the above said.) Then click “OK” to continue.
Step 3: Obviously D drive is expanded. Last but not least, click “Apply” to bring the change into effect.
AOMEI Partition Assistant is a good helper for you to manage GPT disk, and the free standard version also fully satisfy you when to manage GPT disk. If there is any special requirement, such as convert between MBR and GPT, please refer toAOMEI Partition Assitant Professional.