AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard Version 5.5 Review
Today we are going to give a review of AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard. It’s a free and full-featured partition management utility designed for Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7/8 clients. Recently, it has been upgraded to version 5.5. The highlight in the upgrade this time is a very helpful new feature called Windows To Go Creator. First let’s introduce you the main features of APAS.
The functions in APAS is hugely rich, in comparison with Windows Disk Management snap-in.
1. resize/move/merge/split partitions
2. create/delete/formant/wipe/hide partitions
3. clone disk/partition
4. partition recovery
5. convert FAT32 to NTFS and vice versa
6. convert primary partition to logical partition
7. migrate OS to SSD
One brilliant thing for the functions above is that they won’t cause data loss on your hard drive. Another great thing is that APAS is extremely easy-to-use. With infographics provided by APAS throughout the operations, even a green hand can handle it without any trouble.
New Features in Version 5.5
1. Windows 8 To Go Creator
For a long time, Windows To Go is like a privilege for Windows 8 Enterprise users. By creating a Windows To Go bootable USB drive in Windows Enterprise Edition built-in WTG Creator Center, one can use his/her own Windows 8 OS on any computers. By far, AOMEI Partition Assistant is the only third-party software that provides Windows To Go. The users just need to prepare a USB drive larger than 13GB and a Windows 8 image ISO file to create their Windows To Go USB drive even they don’t own Windows 8 Enterprise.
2. Create Bootable CD without AIK/WAIK
To utilize AOMEI Partition Assistant in Win PE mode, We need to create a booyable CD of this freeware. However, this requires AIK (or WAIK) and AIK (or WAIK) is big in size. Now AOMEI Tech has simplified the process of making bootable CD for us. Creating bootable CD without AIK/WAIK is now available.
While the other Windows hard drive management utilities on the market become more and more homogeneous, AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard Version 5.5 just shocked everyone with the new function Windows To Go Creator this time. APAS is down hands one of the best partition management freeware for Windows clients. We sincerely recommend this freeware to anyone who has a need of advanced hard drive management in Windows and don’t want to spend too much for the solution.