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EASEUS Partition Master (formerly known as EASEUS Partition Manager) is a comprehensive hard disk partition tool and system optimization software for Windows-based administration without data loss. Both basic and advanced partition operations can be done by this partition software. Using this application, you can: Create, Delete, Resize/Move, Copy or Format a partition. Partition management software has been available for more than a decade, and Easeus Partition Master Professional Edition is a relative newcomer to the field. But if you’ve used a package like this before, you’ll be right at home: the interface is almost identical to those of existing applications such as Paragon Partition Manager and Acronis Disk Director, with a list of operations down the side and existing partitions displayed as both a list and a map in the main pane. It doesn’t show quite as much up-front detail as Paragon’s offering, but all the key information is here.

EPM configures and manages hard drive partitions with an impressive list of usable features. For instance, it partitions IDE, SATA, SCSI and both USB and FireWire removable hard drives. It works on drives capacities between 2 GB and 1.5 TB and can support up to 32 disk partitions or volumes.

This free product includes a few handy extras not often found in partitioning software. These include the ability to create bootable disks, copy partitions and copy disks.

Another nice aspect of EPM is its low system requirements. The hardware list is fairly basic, so it handles the bulk of legacy computers with at least an x86 processor and a minimum of 500 MHz and at least 256 MB of memory (RAM). Of course, the user needs administrator privileges in the Windows OS.

Be sure to back up your hard drive completely before trying this at home. EPM is as close to foolproof in partitioning a hard drive as I have seen, but in my view, the only tinkering task potentially more deadly to a functioning computer besides messing with the hard drive settings is editing the Windows registry. One false move with either operation renders your expensive computer little more than a costly paper weight.

The freeware partition manager works perfectly with RAID hardware and laptops like HP, Dell, etc.

EASEUS Partition Master is a free for home users, Windows only (supports Windows 2000/XP/Vista (only 32 bit)) application.

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If you would like an alternative application which also works on 64 bit versions of Windows, see Partition Wizard Home Edition.

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