The Professional Edition of MiniTool Partition Wizard goes beyond standard partition and basic disk management to cover dynamic disk advanced management. With the same level of functionality of “superior” editions (such as the Enterprise or the Technician edition), it will allow any user to create, delete, and format both basic and dynamic disks, among other high-end partition-related functions.
Except for the fact that the license is limited to one user and that it is not possible to use it on a Windows Server platform, this Professional Edition covers all the functions that make the MiniTool Partition Wizard series a success story. Moving, resizing, creating, deleting, wiping, formatting, splitting, merging, hiding, copying, or aligning partitions comprise the basic functionality of this full-featured utility, but that is only the tip of the iceberg. The program can also change the cluster size, the drive letter, rebuild your disks’ MBR, change their file system from NTFS to FAT32 and vice versa, or convert their style from MBR to GPT and vice versa. It can also copy entire disks or selected partitions, and even recover an accidentally deleted or formatted partition complete with its data.
Some of these functions can be easily performed by any user thanks to the program’s set of wizards – hence the name. One of the latest additions to these wizards is the Migrate OS to SSD/HD Wizard. This step-by-step guide will allow you to replicate your Windows OS in a new Solid State Disk or a new Hard Disk without cloning the entire disk. Other wizards will let you make a copy of a specific partition, an entire disk, or – as mentioned – recover a lost partition. Not all the functions featured come with a wizard, but most of them simply don’t need it – resizing, extending, or splitting a partition (to name a few) are achieved simply by moving a slider with your mouse.
Some of the functions provided by MiniTool Partition Wizard Pro involve serious data loss, inherent to the task performed (think of partition deletion or formatting). To avoid launching these process accidentally, the program comes with a wide variety of warning messages that will also inform you about the risks at hand and will ask you for confirmation. Safety first.
This top-of-its-class partition tool (at least, as far as functionality goes) offers you not only all the functions that you would demand from a professional partition management tool, but also an interface that anyone can use. It wisely combines wizard-driven and one-click tasks to make sure that anyone can enjoy its functionality. It is the application that needs to prove its professionalism, not the end user.
- Clear and intuitive interface
- Support for dynamic disks
- Creates, deletes, formats, and resizes dynamic disks
- Dynamic to basic disk conversion
- Warns you against partition tasks that involve data loss
- Merges, splits, and expands partitions
- Moves and resizes partitions