Powerful Partition Alignment Tool to Align Partition Perfectly

Partition alignment refers to the physical sector offset of partitions. This is done to make more efficient use of the physical space on hard drives, and it can optimize the performance of inputting and outputting data. Microsoft engineers have explained again-&-again that disk alignment can improves performance by not merely the nominal 10 – 15% in RAID systems, but commonly 20%, 30%, or more. Thus, it is able to provide a significant increase in system performance.

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Safely and Easily Convert GPT to MBR or Convert MBR to GPT with Perfect Tool

As we all know, GPT and MBR are two types of disk in computer. They both have advantages and disadvantages.

GPT has several advantages. It can break the limitation of 2TB partition size, and allow the hard disk to create the primary partition up to 128. However, it cannot reboot the operating system. What a pity it is! Meanwhile, it cannot support Windows XP, Server 2000 and Server 2003(32bit).

As for MBR disk, it is the standard partitioning scheme that’s been used on hard disks since the PC first came out. It supports 4 primary partitions per hard drive, and a maximum partition size of 2TB.

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How to Partition SSD Easily?

SSD is short for “solid-state drive” or “solid-state disk”. It is a data storage device for integrated circuit assemblies as memory to keep data persistently. Compared with normal hard drive, it use flash memory chips to store data, instead of the rotating magnetic platters, and it isn’t affected by magnets and won’t suffer mechanical failure. Meanwhile, based on its technology, it makes uses of electronic interface, which is compatible with traditional block input/output hard disk drives. As for the data security, SSD is constructed from random-access memory (RAM), which will ensure the data’s safety after power loss.

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Windows Diskpart Command Helps to Increase Partition Size

In the field of computing, Windows Diskpart Command is a partition utility presented by command codes, and it has been employed in the versions of Windows NT operating systems since Windows 2000. There are many command prompts to carry out corresponding partition operations. For example, “list disk” “select disk x” “delete partition” “extend” “exit”, etc. Thus the Diskpart Command can play a very significant role in disk management.

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How to Solve the Problem of “Extend Volume Grayed Out” in Windows Server 2008?

Question: I am a Windows Server 2008 user, and the hard drive of my computer is 120GB, including Drive C 20GB, Drive D 40GB, Drive E 60GB. As time goes on, the system (C) drive nearly runs out of space, but drive E is almost empty. Therefore, I decide to allocate some free space from drive E to extend system volume. As a piece of good news to many Windows users, the built-in Disk Management has been added two new advanced features: shrink and extend volume. So with the help of “shrink volume”, I get an unallocated space from drive E. But unfortunately, the “Extend Volume” option is grayed out. How can I solve this problem?

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