Full commercial software
Platform: Windows XP, Windows Vista
License: Full commercial application
Number of downloads: 59514
Partitioning, cloning, backup, defragging, recovery: managing your hard drive throughout its life normally requires many different functions, and a library of tools. But there is another way. Install Paragon Hard Disk Manager 8.5 SE and you'll get all the most useful hard drive tools collected together in a single, easy-to-use interface.
A powerful set of partitioning functions will help you divide up your hard drive, for instance, very useful if you'd like two bootable operating systems on the same PC. You're able to move, copy or resize partitions, delete a partition you don't need, and even undelete a partition that's been wiped by accident. (This function can even be completed from a bootable CD created by the program, handy if your hard drive has been corrupted and the PC no longer starts.)
If you've decided to upgrade your PC with a larger, faster hard drive then you'll want to use the Hard Disk Manager cloning function. This copies the old hard drive - boot structures too - onto the new one, so it's immediately ready to use.
Once your system is working smoothly then you might use Hard Disk Manager as a daily backup tool. This can make an image copy of the entire hard drive, or you can speed things up with a differential backup, which only copies files that have changed recently.
And this is just the start. There are also tools to defragment your hard drive, run a surface test to check for errors, or directly edit hard drive sectors. And the program provides a host of useful functions that you won't find in Windows, from the ability to speed up NTFS drives by defragmenting the Master File Table, to converting NTFS drives back to FAT32, change the cluster size on a drive, and much more.
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Remember to obtain your serial code. Follow the registration information during installation.
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Hard Disk Manager Special Edition is just one of Paragon's feature-packed products. The range also includes Drive Backup, a speedy image backup tool. Disk Wiper securely erases files so they can't be undeleted later. And Total Defrag 2009 reorganises the files on your hard drive to ensure you're getting the best possible PC performance. Prices start at around £13, and there's a 20% discount available if you order within 7 days of registering Hard Disk Manager. See your registration email for the promotional code.