Why need to Optimize Partition on Windows Server 2008?
Many small and medium-sized enterprise do business with Windows Server 2008. As time goes by, files and data become more and more, partition space become smaller and smaller, the running speed become slower and slower. How to solve these problem? Clean useless and junk files/data, but this is a temp way. Buy a new bigger hard disk if you have adequate budget, but all work will be broken when upgrade to new hard drive.
Common ways to Optimize Partition on Windows Server 2008 - Windows disk manager and GParted
Optimizing partition is the most practical solution. Deleting useless partition, creating new partition, extending or shrinking partition, resizing partition. How to achieve these? The Windows Server 2008 “Disk Management” utility fulfills some basic partition management functions, but it has some limitations, especially to system partition. Resizing system partition with Windows built-in disk tool sometimes can not realize and may cause data lose.
Another famous partition software is Gparted. It is a freeware and open source that can be used on x86 and x86-64 based computers running Linux, Windows, or Mac OS X by booting from media containing GParted Live. For exampple, GParted Live CD, a bootable linux CD that takes you straight into GParted, the great linux utility for managing partitions. The problem is that when you resize your boot/system partition, you will be completely unable to boot without repairing Windows. Although GParted has great user interface and powerful features and you can create a partition table and enable or disable partition flags such as boot and hidden with this GNOME partition tool, it is not ease-to-use for beginners. Optimizing Partition on Windows Server 2008 except GParted has any other partition software?
Best ways to Optimize Partition on Windows Server 2008 - AOMEI Partition Assistant
Not everyone are geeks. We are looking for a software that has no limitations like Windows built-in disk manager, prefer a Windows software rather than a Linux tool like GParted. Is there any third-party partition magic like this? Yes, searching from the software market, you will find a utility with high rate and great evaluation - AOMEI Partition Assistant Server Edition.
AOMEI Partition Assistant Server Edition is a great server partition magic which is designed to be as an All-IN-ONE disk partition management solution. It provides the users to extend partition, shrink partition, split partition, merge partition, resize/move partition, convert dynamic disk to basic disk, convert FAT to NTFS, copy partition, clone disk, among other things. It has a simple and user-friendly interface that is easy for navigation.
It supports all the storage devices which can be recognized by Windows, such as IDE, SATA, SCSI, SSD, USB external disks, flash drive, Fire wire disk, Hardware RAID and Flash drive and so on. It is able to support MBR (under 2TB) and GPT (larger than 2TB) with 128 hard disks, with file system FAT, FAT32, NTFS and also EXT2, EXT3.AOMEI Partition Assistant Server Edition not only supports Windows Server 2008(R2), but also the latest Windows Server 2012(R2) and the former Windows Server 2003(R2), Windows SBS 203, 2008, 2011. PC operating system is also no problem, from Windows XP to the newest Windows 8.1.
In conclusion, to optimize partition on Windows Server 2008 using GParted or AOMEI Partition Assistant Server Edition? It all depends on you. If you are familiar with computer, either system or software. You can try Gparted and enjoy the optimizing process. If you are a newbie or just want to solve the problem of Windows Server 2008 partition quickly, AOMEI Partition Assistant Server Edition is the first choice. If you are still worried, make a backup before all partition operations please. Good luck!