Not content with already providing the quickest and easiest method of Creating, Resizing, Splitting, Merging, Undeleting and Converting partitions, Powerquest have gone one step further and provided much greater options and power for the user. Now, even the most inexperienced computer user can be happily altering partitions in minutes.
Several new functions have been added in version 6.0, the most important of which is the ability to split FAT and FAT32 partitions, enabling the user to have far greater control over how their hard drive is organised. Add to this the ability to now undelete FAT, FAT32, Linux ext2 and NTFS partitions that were previously deleted (as long as the space has not been reallocated or writtten over), and there really is no need to be afraid of experimenting with your partitions.
The graphical user interface is what makes this program so easy to use, making use of already familiar systems such as the Windows Explorer-type interface to ensure that users can comfortably operate the program, being instantly at ease with the familiar display.
A tree view has been added to the side of the application, which you will be familiar with from many current PC programs. This allows you to instantly see the hard drive(s) on your system and its associated partitions in an instant. This provides much greater options for organisation, and the familiar layout will put you at ease immediately, giving you more conifdence with the program.
Displayed on the same screen is a multiple disk map, with different types of partition (FAT, FAT32 etc) being colour-coded to help indicate the file type. A colour key to these is displayed at the bottom of the screen, allowing for file-type recognition at a glance.
Most functions can be implemented through a single click of the mouse, and the most important options are clearly displayed on-screen, saving the need to browse through various menu systems to find the tool you need. For those of a more cautious nature, Wizards are provided for all PartitionMagic's major features, offering step by step assistance with the program's most common aspects.
These helping hands are vital inclusions in a program of this nature, as not everybody using the program is going to possess a full understanding of partitions or the process of editing them. Presented in a clear, concise manner that doesn't patronise, you instantly gain confidence and are informed of exactly what is being done to your hard drive at all times.
Whether you are experienced at managing partitions, or you're a beginner looking to optimise the functionality of your hard drive(s), you won't find a better application for the job. With its ability to manage partitions on the fly, and even undelete partitions, there is practically nothing that cannot be achieved with PartitionMagic.
If you already own PartitionMagic you will appreciate the added features of this latest version, and at only £30 to upgrade it may be worth considering, particularly if you would like the ability to undelete partitions or split partitions at a stroke.
£29.30 (inc VAT) to upgrade £58.69 (inc VAT) full product