Minitool partition wizard для windows 10


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How to Create Volume

To create dynamic volume, view the MiniTool Partition Wizard tutorial below: 

Step 1. Select the segment of free space in dynamic disk and click Create Volume from the left action panel or select Create Volume from right-click menu. 

Step 2. Choose the type of volume to be created in the popup window. The powerful partition manager can list out all supported types according to the practical situation (those that do not meet the requirement will turn grey). Select the available one and click Next button to enter the following interface. 

Tip: To create a RAID-5 volume, the running Windows operating system must be Windows Server.

Step 3. Select the destination disk where volume is to be created by only choosing the corresponding disk and then clicking Add option to add this disk to the right box. After that, click Next button to continue: 

Step 4. Set relevant parameters including Volume Label, File System, Driver Letter, Cluster Size and Volume Size/Volume Location for the newly created volume and then click Finish button to return to the main interface of the software. 

Step 5. Then a new volume appears in the chosen dynamic disk. To validate this operation, please click Apply button in the upper left corner. 

How to Partition SD Card Easily

As we can see from the table, SD cards may have a huge capacity. Therefore, some users want to perform partition management with reliable partition manager to increase the internal storage of Android phones. MiniTool Partition Wizard is such a reliable Partition Manager that works perfectly with SD card. Partition Wizard Free Edition is a powerful SD card partition tool available for Windows home users, and is much more powerful than other partition software in the same category. With free MiniTool Partition Manager, you can Create Partition, Delete Partition, Format Partition, Move/Resize Partition, Split Partition, Copy Partition, Convert File System, Hide/Unhide Partition, Explore Partition, etc. As freeware, this partition software can take place of some expensive partition management software, such as Partition Table Doctor, Acronis True Image as well as Paragon Partition Manager. Then let’s see how to partition SD card using MiniTool in Windows (compatible with Windows 10/8.1/7). Before you do: 1. Download and install Free MiniTool Partition Wizard. 2. Connect SD card via card reader to computer (maybe a previous data backup is necessary). 3. Run MiniTool Partition Wizard Free.

Step-by-step guide:

Step 1: Launch MiniTool Partition Wizard to the main interface and then your SD card is displaying there. If there is no partition on the SD card, please move to Step 3 to partition micro SD card.

Step 2: Right-click on the SD partition and choose Delete, then click Apply to make it an unallocated space for further use.

Step 3: Follow the sequence in the picture to create a new partition on the SD card. Please specify the parameters of SD partition (partition label, drive letter, file system, partition size…) on your demands.

Tip: If you are increasing the internal storage space of Android, you can create a small partition first and then continue creating a second partition.

Kind remind: Please note that Windows OS earlier than1703 can only recognize and display the first partition on a removable disk.

That’s all for how to partition SD card Windows 10/8/7. Like this post? Share with your social circle!

In addition to partitioning full SD card, mini SD card, and micro SD card, this SD card partition tool can also be applied to partition local hard drives and external hard drives. Now it is your turn to download this free SD partition tool to have a try!

See also: How to Partition a Hard Drive in Windows 7/8/XP

# Move or Resize Partition in Windows Vista via MiniTool Partition Wizard

With this MiniTool Partition Wizard, you can also change the location and size of the specified partition with ease.

Sometimes, you may think the location and size of your partition in Windows Vista are not appropriate for your actual use, you can try this toolkit to make a change.

Here is the simple tutorial on moving and resizing one partition via MiniTool toolkit:

Step 1: Download the toolkit, install it and then launch it to get its main interface.

Step 2: Select one partition in the Disk Map, and select the Move/Resize Partition from the left panel.

Step 3: Determine the location and the size for the selected partition according to your own preference. Finally, click the OK button.

Step 4: Click the Apply button on the main interface to complete all changes.

How Does Partition Wizard Resize Server Partition

When it comes to resizing partition, it includes two aspects, i.e. extend partition and shrink partition. Then how does Partition Wizard performs when dealing with Server 2003 resize Partition? Let’s talk about these two aspects one by one.

Resize Server Partition — Extend:

There are three situations when users extend a partition: adjacent with unallocated space (can be achieved by Disk Management), not adjacent with unallocated space, no unallocated space. Luckily, MiniTool Partition Wizard has put forward the corresponding solutions. 

In fact, all these three situations can be perfectly solved by using «Extend Partition». Here are the specific operations:

Step 1. Right click the target partition and select «Extend Partition», then a new window pops up.

Step 2. Drop down the small box to choose which partition you are going to take free space from. Also, you can slide the button to determine how much free space you want. Click «OK» to go back to the main interface.

Step 3. Click «Apply» to execute all the changes you have made.

Resize Server Partition — Shrink:

In some cases, you may want to shrink a partition to release some free space to create a new partition. The shortcoming of Using Disk Management to shrink partition is that Disk Management only allows to shrink at most half of the original partition. What if you want to shrink more? Try MiniTool Partition Wizard Server.

Step 1. Right click the partition you want to shrink and select «Move/Resize». Then a new window pops up.

Step 2. Drag the triangle to the left side to release some partition size and click «OK» to go back to the main interface.

Step 3. Press «Apply» on the top left corner of the main interface to execute all changes.


  1. It is recommended to turn off all running applications when you resize a partition.
    If the operations involves system partition, you need to restart your computer for data safety.
  2. «Move/Resize» can be used to extend partition when there is unallocated space adjacent to the target partition.
  3. Based on the location of the unallocated space, you just need to drag the triangle to cover the free space.

What Exactly Is MiniTool Partition Wizard?

All-in-one Disk Partition Manager

As best partition manager for Windows, MiniTool Partition Wizard aims to maximize disk performance. It helps create/resize/format partition flexibly, convert disk between MBR and GPT disks, convert partition between NTFS and FAT32, and convert dynamic disk to basic without data loss in a few clicks.

Effective Data Recovery Program

MiniTool partition manager software offers two perfect solutions for data recovery. Partition Recovery Wizard can find and recover the lost partitions while Data Recovery feature can recognize and recover lost/deleted files from damaged, formatted, inaccessible FAT/NTFS/exFAT drives and Desktop/Recycle Bin/specified folders.

(Which edition should you get for Data Recovery?)

Powerful Disk Clone Tool

Disk clone or system migration is most frequently used to back up and upgrade hard drive. Disk cloning works perfectly when you are forced to make an instant backup. System migration returns you to act on the new disk in a while. No need to spend hours reinstalling operating system and applications.

Striking Disk Diagnostic Master

As comprehensive disk check master, MiniTool Partition Wizard can measure disk read/write speed, analyze disk usage on computer, verify the file system integrity of a volume and fix logical file system errors, and quickly detect if there are bad sectors on the drive.

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Product Information

  • Product Name:

    MiniTool Partition Wizard

  • Developer:

    MiniTool Software Limited

  • Upgrade Date:

    Jul. 1, 2021

  • Category:

    Disk Management

  • Operating System:


Supported languages:

Free Edition

  • For average users to manage basic disks including disk check, hard drive repartition and file system conversion.
  • Support Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1 and Windows 10 (all editions, 32/64 bit).

Pro Edition — Trial

  • For advanced users to manage basic disks and dynamic disks. Covers full features including disk check, hard drive repartition, MBR/GPT disk conversion, dynamic disk management and data recovery.
  • Support Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1 and Windows 10 (all editions, 32/64 bit).

MiniTool Partition Wizard Technician 12.5 RePack (& Portable) by elchupacabra

Версия программы 12.5 RePack
MiniTool Partition Wizard Technician — мощный менеджер для работы с разделами жесткого диска. С его помощью можно изменять размер раздела, создавать новые разделы на жестком диске, удалять и форматировать уже существующие разделы. Partition Wizard обладает удобным интерфейсом, который будет понятным большинству более-менее подготовленных пользователей, MiniTool Partition Wizard Technician Edition поддерживает файловые системы FAT, NTFS, EXT и Linux Swap, и все типы жестких дисков, которые распознает Windows, включая массивы RAID. Программа также совместима с таблицами разделов стандартов MBR и GPT.Системные требования:Windows XP SP3, 7 SP1 (32-bit), 7 SP1 (64-bit), 8.1 (32-bit), 8.1 (64-bit), 10 (32-bit), 10 (64-bit)Торрент MiniTool Partition Wizard Technician 12.5 RePack (& Portable) by elchupacabra подробно:• Создание первичных и логических разделов жесткого диска.• Поддержка RAID.• Конвертирование раздела с файловой системой FAT в раздел с файловой системой NTFS.• Поддержка дисков и разделов размером более 3 ТБ.• Копирование одного из разделов.• Клонирование всего жесткого диска (создание точной копии на другом физическом диске).• Опция Карта диска позволяет визуально отображать структуру разделов и жестких дисков.• Восстановление загрузочной области MBR.• Изменение динамического диска в базовый.• Тестирование работоспособности жесткого диска.• Скрытие/отображение раздела.• Установка активного раздела.• Присвоение разделу соответствующей буквы. Выборочное присвоение нужной буквы разделу по требованию пользователя.• Изменение параметров серийного номера раздела и Type ID.• Выравнивание всех разделов или назначенного раздела для оптимизации производительности жесткого диска• Более быстрая скорость работы и высокий уровень безопасностиЧто нового:MiniTool Partition Wizard Upgrade HistoryОсобенности перепаковки:1. Совмещённые в одном дистрибутиве установка программы или распаковка портативной (portable app формат) версии2. Не требует регистрации (патч yaschir)3. Мультиязычный интерфейс (включая русский /перевод LRepacks/)4. Опционная установка компонента File Viewer (для full версии)»Тихая» установка с ключами /SILENT или /VERYSILENT (или файлом «Silent Install.cmd»)Для «Тихой» установки портативной версии дополнительный ключ /PORTABLE=1 (или файлом «Unpack Portable.cmd»)
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Limitations in Windows 7 Disk Management

Windows 7 became generally available on October 22, 2009. Years later, many of you are still using this version. There are both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows 7 for your choice. 32-bit and 64-bit refer to the way a computer’s processor (also called a CPU), handles information.

In 2003, 64-bit CPUs were introduced to the mainstream personal computer arena, while 32-bit was popular previously. The 64-bit version of Windows can handle large amounts of random access memory (RAM) more effectively than a 32-bit system. To know about the differences between 32-bit and 64-bit in Windows 7, please read the introduction of Windows 7.

To make full use of Windows 7 hard disks, you need to manage them according to your individual needs. In general, you can apply the Windows 7 snap-in Disk Management tool to partition Windows 7 32/64-bit system. But there are so many limitations in it.

For instance, in the basic disk, you can only extend a primary partition if there is adjacent unallocated space right behind the target partition, or extend a logical partition if there is adjacent free space right behind it (find out what caused extend volume greyed out). Otherwise, the basic disk will be converted into a dynamic disk.

In addition, some conversion functions can cause data loss, for example, conversion between MBR disk and GPT disk and converting dynamic disk to basic disk request you to delete all partitions in the target disk. All these limitations may cause inconvenience to you at any time.

Thus, do you know how to partition Windows 7 64-bit system with ease?

More Editions for You

Despite this portable partition magic, MiniTool Partition Wizard offers another five editions to satisfy various user demands. Just choose the one that is most suitable for you. To know their differences, please visit Edition Comparison. 

For Home Users

Pro(Annual Subscription)

  • 1 license for 1 PC
  • 1-year free upgrade
  • No data recovery supprot
  • Basic disk management
  • Dynamic disk management


Pro Platinum(Annual Subscription)

  • 1 license for 1 PC
  • 1-year free upgrade
  • Partition recovery & data recovery
  • Basic disk management
  • Dynamic disk management


Pro Ultimate (Perpetual License)

  • 1 license for 3 PCs
  • Lifetime free upgrade
  • Partition recovery & Data recovery
  • Basic disk management
  • Dynamic disk management


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For Server Users

Server Standard(Annual Subscription)

  • Windows PC OS & Server OS
  • 1 license for 1 Server
  • 1-year free upgrade
  • Partition recovery
  • Basic disk management
  • Dynamic disk management


Server Lifetime(Perpetual License)

  • Windows PC OS & Server OS
  • 1 license for 1 Server
  • Lifetime free upgrade
  • Partition recovery & data recovery
  • Basic disk management
  • Dynamic disk management


For Enterprise Users

Enterprise (Annual Subscription)

  • Windows PC OS & Server OS
  • 1 license for 99 computers in 1 company
  • 1-year free upgrade
  • Partition recovery & data recovery
  • Basic disk management
  • Dynamic disk management


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Technician (Perpetual License)

  • Windows PC OS & Server OS
  • 1 license for 299 computers anywhere
  • Lifetime free upgrade
  • Partition recovery & data recovery
  • Basic disk management
  • Dynamic disk management


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Как пользоваться

Теперь переходим к делу и разберемся, как бесплатно скачать программу на русском языке, как ее правильно установить, а также начать работать с MiniTool Partition Wizard.

Загрузка и установка

Начнем с установки. Программа поставляется вместе с лицензионным ключом активации, так что с платной версией проблем не возникнет. Для установки поступаем следующим образом:

  1. Сначала переходим немного ниже и нажимаем кнопку, при помощи которой загружаем архив со всеми нужными для инсталляции данными. Распаковав исполняемый файл, запускаем его.

  1. На следующем этапе устанавливаем флажок в положение, обозначенное цифрой «1», тем самым принимая лицензию приложения. Переходим к следующему шагу.

  1. Путь установки программы также можно изменить. В нашем случае все останется по умолчанию, и мы просто перейдем дальше, нажав на «Next».

  1. Дальше устанавливаем флажок напротив автоматического создания ярлыка запуска программы на рабочем столе, потом переходим дальше, снова кликнув по обозначенной кнопке.

  1. Остается только запустить установку, нажав на предназначенную именно для этого кнопку.

  1. Теперь дожидаемся завершения копирования всех нужных для работы приложения файлов по своим местам.

  1. Дальше закрываем окно инсталлятора, тем самым завершая нашу установку.

Теперь вы можете переходить непосредственно к использованию ПО. Мы же расскажем, как это правильно делается.

Инструкция по работе

В первую очередь необходимо запустить программу и при помощи кнопок на главной рабочей области выбрать тот или иной инструмент. Например, если мы хотим изменить размер тома, передвигаем указатель в новую позицию при помощи стрелки, которую вы видите на скриншоте. После нажатия кнопки «ОК» подтверждаем изменения и меняем размер раздела.

Описание и возможности

Прежде чем перейти к инструкции по скачиванию приложения, давайте рассмотрим его основные возможности:

  • Удаление логических разделов, объединение, разделение существующих томов и изменение размера без потери данных.
  • Присутствует мастер копирования раздела.
  • Программа позволяет переносить установленную операционную систему на другой накопитель. При этом есть функция миграции с SSD на HDD.
  • Утилита для восстановления поврежденного раздела.
  • Конвертация дисков из формата NBR в GPT.
  • Полное стирание накопителя.
  • Функция удаления разделов.

Кроме этого, у программы присутствует ряд дополнительных возможностей, например, функция для восстановления удаленных данных, мастер диагностики дисков и другие возможности.

MiniTool Partition Wizard Is Powerful Portable Partition Magic

Explanation? Well, for some Windows users, they don’t tend to install too much software on the PC, especially the ones they only operate occasionally.

To be honest, disk and partition management also belongs to the occasionally schedule, and users only need partition tools when they have to make the change, such as extend system partition after several years’ usage, while the next time to manage disks and partitions is uncertain.

MiniTool Partition Wizard puts forward portable partition software to meets both sides. You can store it in a USB drive without having to install it on your PC, OR struggle between installing and uninstalling the program for certain reasons. 

1. What Can MiniTool Portable Partition Manager Do?

Although MiniTool cuts off the installing process, the features of portable partition manager keep coincident with Partition Wizard Free Edition, because it comes right from the latter one. What you can find in Partition Wizard Free Edition also appear in the portable version. (View full features) 

Below is a screenshot after we decompress MiniTool portable partition manager. 

 Works for Windows 10, Windows 8.1/7/Vista/XP 32-bit and 64-bit 

2. How Can You Get MiniTool Portable Partition Magic?

Well, we have prepared a package in consideration of users’ convenience. With this package, you can bring it to anywhere you reach, and deal with the disk & partition issues at home and your workplace; or help your friends to get out of their trouble. Download portable partition magic!

3. How to Use MiniTool Portable Partition Manager?

Step 1. Download MiniTool portable partition manager to your portable USB drive and then decompress the package.

Step 2. When you need to carry out disk and partition management, connect the USB drive to the computer you are going to operate and then you can use MiniTool Partition Wizard without installation. 

Download & Install FAQ

Failed to download the program — Network Error

Upgrade page for MiniTool Partition Wizard:

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You can download MiniTool Partition Wizard Free version from

Kindly reminder: if you are using Windows Edge, after hitting the download button, please check the download task list. The download will be pending until you select Run, Save or Save To.

Or, please go back to the previous page, you may be asked to Save, Run or Cancel the download.

However, if your system is running another browser, please check if there is a download task which is located at the bottom of the browser page.

Receive the error «the signature of this program corrupt or invalid» when downloading Partition Wizard.

Every time I try to install or open the program, my antivirus software detects it as a virus, malware, or unwanted program. What’s the problem?
This is a false positive mainly reported by ESET, and it appears because we add the shell to prevent our program from being cracked. Please rest assured. Our program is 100% safe, and it is harmless to your data and system.

Can’t install Partition Wizard and receive the error message: An error occuured while trying to rename a file in the destination directory: MoveFile failed; code 5.

Please try the following methods:

  1. Go to C:\Program Files to delete the folder MiniTool Partition Wizard 10, and install the program again.
  2. Install the program to another path.
  3. Choose Ignore.

Received the error «the procedure entry point getlogical processor information could not be located in the dynamic lik l8ibarart KERNAL.32.dll» when installing MiniTool Partition Wizard.
The error message shows Partition Wizard doesn’t support your system. For Windows non-server operating systems, it requires 32 bit XP SP3 and 64 bit SP2 at least. For server operating systems, it requires Windows 2000 SP4 at least.

Received the error «The setup files are corrupted. Please obtain a new copy of the program» when installing MiniTool Partition Wizard.

Could you please try the following methods:

  1. Install the program as administrator.
  2. Redownload the program and install it again.

It reports additional software will be installed. Is it safe? Can I remove it?

It reports additional software will be installed. Is it safe? Can I remove it?

The Popularity of Windows 7

Are you a Windows 7 user? How do you think of it? According to netmarketshare, Windows 7 holds the first place of desktop operating system market share, with an overwhelming proportion that reaches up to 49.42% (March 2017). This demonstrates that Windows 7 is still the most popular operating system around desktop users world-wide, despite that Microsoft is aggressively pushing Windows 10 . Since so many users are choosing Windows 7, it is important to have professional partition magic for Windows 7 so that users can manage their hard drives better.

And in today’s post, what we are going to introduce is two pieces of partition manager software.

Как пользоваться MiniTool Partition Wizard?

В том случае, если пользователь устанавливает на свой компьютер или ноутбук русифицированную версию программы, то чаще всего проблем с тем, как использовать данную утилиту для решения задач, у него не возникает.

Если была установлена английская версия этого программного обеспечения, тогда вполне возможно, что для того, чтобы разобраться во всех возможностях и функциях этого программного обеспечения, потребуется какое-то количество времени.

Для того чтобы не тратить слишком много времени для знакомства с английской версией программы, можно воспользоваться этой инструкцией.

Установив английскую версию программы и только начиная пользоваться её инструментами, пользователю лучше всего скопировать важные данные на диск или флеш-карту, которая не будет принимать участие в операциях.

Стоит отметить, что в случае необходимости пользователь, начавший пользоваться этим софтом, может скачать на сайте разработчика программы загрузочный образ ISO. После скачивания этого образа пользователь получает возможность создавать виртуальные диски или флешки.

Увеличиваем размер диска

В том случае, если необходимо увеличить размер диска, то утилита может это сделать за счёт другого тома. Стоит отметить, что чаще всего увеличивают раздел системного диска для того, чтобы появилась возможность устанавливать в этот раздел важные файлы и программы.

Выполняем форматирование SD-карты

Утилита позволяет проводить форматирование SD-карты, переведя её в формат FAT32. Так как стандартные инструменты операционной системы Windows сделать этого не позволяют, то единственным вариантом является использование программы MiniTool Partition Wizard.

Стоит отметить, что аналогичным способом можно форматировать и жёсткие диски компьютеров или ноутбуков. При этом выполняя форматирование жёсткого диска или флешки, необходимо помнить о том, что при выполнении этого процесса вся информация, которая присутствует на носителях, будет полностью удалена.

В качестве послесловия

Как видно из этой статьи, утилита MiniTool Partition Wizard, несмотря на наличие большого функционала, довольно проста в использовании, что позволяет пользователям выполнять с помощью этого программного обеспечения любые задачи, даже в том случае, если они работают с английской версией утилиты.

Однако решив опробовать возможности этого программного обеспечения, необходимо быть максимально острожным, чтобы по случайности или ввиду неправильных действий не уничтожить на носителе важную информацию.

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Free Partition Wizard FAQ

Is MiniTool Partition Wizard Free for Windows 10?

MiniTool Partition Wizard Free is definitely among the best free partition manager software for Windows 10. This free program enables users to redistribute hard drive space and check hard drive health. Feel free to download it and have a try.

Can I use MiniTool partition software Free with Windows Server OS?
The free edition of MiniTool Partition Wizard denies usage on Windows Server OS. For those who would prefer a free trial before purchase, applying the Server Trial edition is a good choice.

Is MiniTool partition manager safe?
MiniTool Partition Wizard is absolutely safe to download and install. Based on a wide variety of criteria, the mainstream antivirus software on the market all rate it 100% safe for your devices.

How to uninstall MiniTool Partition Wizard Free?

  1. Click Windows 10 search bar, then type “MiniTool Partition Wizard”.
  2. From the best match, click Uninstall.
  3. When you are in Programs and Features, scroll down the program list until you find MiniTool Partition Wizard.
  4. Right-click on it and choose Uninstall.
  5. Follow the on-screen wizard to finish uninstalling.

Why MiniTool Partition Wizard Server

Developed by MiniTool Software Ltd., Partition Wizard possesses powerful functions including Create Partition, Merge Partition, Resize Partition, Copy Partition, Delete Partition, Format Partition, Wipe Partition, Recover lost Partition, Convert File System, etc. To discover the full features of Partition Wizard, you can experience the FREE Demo Edition and then determine whether or not you need it.

Besides, Partition Wizard is compatible with all editions of Windows Server 2000, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10, both 32 bit and 64 bit..

Furthermore, this program supports file systems like FAT16, FAT32, NTFS, Ext2*, and Ext3* (File systems marked with * indicate users can only execute limited functions like Create Partition and Delete Partition.).

Due to the deficiency of Disk Management in Server 2003, this tool is honored as the best partition software for Server 2003, for it overcomes difficulties that Disk Management can not complete, such as extending Server partition without adjacent unallocated space. We will show you the vast difference.

Built-in Partition Manager for Windows 7 — Disk Management

Disk Management is an extension of the Microsoft Management Console that allows users to fully manage the disk-based hardware recognized by Windows, like hard disk drives (both internal and external ones), flash drives and optical disk drives. Disk Management can be used to partition drives, format drives, extend volumes, shrink volumes, convert dynamic disk to basic, and much more. By clicking a drive or a disk, users clearly know what Disk Management can do to it.

Here is the full list of Disk Management features:

For Basic Disk: For Basic Volume:
  • New Spanned Volume…
  • New Stripped Volume…
  • New Mirrored Volume…
  • New RAID -5 Volume…
  • Convert to Dynamic Disk…
  • Convert to GPT/MBR Disk
  • Offline
  • Properties
  • Help
  • Open
  • Explore
  • Make Partition as Active
  • Change Drive Letter and Paths…
  • Format…
  • Extend Volume…
  • Shrink Volume…
  • Add Mirror…
  • Delete Volume…
  • Properties
  • Help
For Dynamic Disk: For Dynamic Volume:
  • New Spanned Volume…
  • New Stripped Volume…
  • New Mirrored Volume…
  • New RAID -5 Volume…
  • Import Foreign Disks…
  • Convert to Basic Disk
  • Convert to GPT/MBR Disk
  • Reactivate Disk
  • Remove Disk
  • Offline
  • Properties
  • Help
  • Open
  • Explore
  • Extend Volume…
  • Shrink Volume…
  • Add Mirror…
  • Change Drive Letter and Paths…
  • Format…
  • Re-active Volume
  • Delete Volume…
  • Properties
  • Help

See Disk Management is really a useful tool that can satisfy most of our needs on disk partition management. However, sometimes due to some limitations, some features get inactivated. For example, while trying to expand storage space of a volume, «Extend Volume» feature greyed out. Besides, many features should be carried out on condition that all partitions are deleted or the hard drive is formatted, bringing much inconvenience to us.

Difference between LBA and CHS

As we know, our data is saved on hard disk in sectors. When we want to find the specified data, sector addressing mode helps us to specify the locations of the data stored on computers. The following content will show something about the hard disk addressing.

CHS is an earlier form of hard disk addressing. It stands for:

  • C: cylinder, the valid range is between 0 and 1023 cylinders.
  • H: Head, the valid range is between 0 and 254 heads (formerly 0-15).
  • S: Sector, the valid range is between 1 and 63 sectors.

Addressing Mode

From the full name of CHS, we can predicate how it specifies the location of blocks of data saved in the hard disk. For example, if hard drives are accessed through CHS, they are addressed by specifying its cylinder, head and sector address.

With LBA, each sector is assigned a unique number rather than referring to a cylinder, head, and sector to access the hard drive. Using it, the hard disk is simply addressed as a single, large device, which simply counts the existing blocks starting at 0.

In other words, LBA is a way by which a drive is accessed by linearly addressing sector addresses. Therefore, it seems that this addressing mode is simpler than that of CHS.


  • LBA doesn’t allow to address more sectors than CHS style addressing does.
  • In order to apply LBA, you should make sure it must be supported by both the BIOS and OS.
  • The hard drive itself must support LBA as well. Luckily,all newer hard drives do in fact support LBA.

Even though CHS now no longer maintains a physical relationship with the disk’s actual characteristics, CHS is still used by many utilities.

Addressing Space

For CHS, the maximum number of cylinders supported is 1024, of heads is 16, and of sectors is 63, and the number of bytes per sector is 512. Therefore, the maximum capacity of the supported hard disk is 512 x 63 x 16 x 1024=528 MB.

Note: The capacity of hard disk is the product of the number of cylinders, heads, sectors and 512 bytes.

However, with the fast development of science and technology, the capacity of hard disks has been greatly increased. It is far beyond addressing range featuring 8 GB.

Therefore, how to address a space beyond 8 GB? The bit of CHS has expanded from 24 to 28 to get addressing space reaching 128 GB, and it seems that there’s nothing we can do about 2 TB disk capacity.

In this situation, generating a new form of hard disk addressing is a helpful solution, and the new one is LBA.

By contrast, logical block addressing (LBA) features a completely new method of addressing sectors. It can manage a hard drive space up to 8.4 GB. What’s more, the addressing space can reach up to 144,000,000 GB by using 48-bit LBA addressing mode.

Для каких целей предназначена программа MiniTool Partition Wizard?

По своей сути MiniTool Partition Wizard – это удобный, доступный и простой инструмент, позволяющий проводить различные виды действий с носителями.

Утилита появилась довольно давно и неизменно пользуется популярностью у потребителей, кому требуется программа для восстановления sd карт, форматирования или создания томов на жёстких дисках.

На сегодняшний день в мировой паутине можно скачать самые различные версии этой программы, причём существуют как бесплатные, так и платные версии.

В том случае, если пользователю нужно просто провести форматирование или восстановление SD-карты или расширить том на жёстком диске, тогда можно смело скачивать бесплатную версию.

Для тех, кто профессионально занимается ремонтом и восстановлением жёстких дисков, создатели программы предлагают платную версию утилиты, которая обладает большим функционалом и возможностями.

Программа не требовательна к производительности техники и может быть установлена даже на наиболее старые и слабые компьютеры и ноутбуки.

Важным преимуществом этого программного обеспечения также является то, что она может работать со всеми версиями Windows, включая и современную 10.

About Migrate OS to SSD/HD

In today’s era, computer hard drive is not only the medium to store and exchange data, it also provides an entertaining way. Users can download good music tracks and movies to the hard drive so as to listen to or watch them whenever they want.

As the size of files stored on the hard drive is increasing, the running speed and responding speed of computer will be greatly affected. Meanwhile, the appearance of SSD offers users a wonderful experience in speed. So to replace the old hard drive with a new SSD or migrate OS to new SSD becomes the first choice to improve computer performance and speed.

In addition, some large-scale online games are required to download to hard drive. This can easily make the old hard drive run out of space in a short time. The most direct and effective way to deal with this situation is also to replace the old hard drive with a new larger SSD or HD.

In both cases, if users don’t want to reinstall Windows and programs or don’t want to lose anything, we highly suggest using Migrate OS to SSD/HD feature of MiniTool Partition Wizard to do this, which is an easy and safe process.

Below is a detailed MiniTool Partition Wizard tutorial on OS migration.

Note: The migration process of Partition Wizard will destroy all data in users’ target disk, so users would better transfer data to another device or make a backup in advance. Yet, it doesn’t have any effect on the data in the original disk.

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