manage your disk partitions Macrorit Partition Expert Free enables you to perform various operations to manage your disk partitions and hard drive space. You can resize (extend, enlarge, shrink) system and data partitions, create new partitions or delete unused partitions, format or wipe volumes, copy a volume to a new hard drive, and more.In addition to the advanced partition management features, the program also offers surface testing, driver letter changes and drive defragmentation.Macrorit Partition Expert Free provides an easy to use interface and allows you to preview all your partition changes before they are applied - some operations may require a reboot.Free for personal home use. A professional upgrade with some additional features is available for purchase.
|Publisher||Macrorit(2)||Price||Free (paid upgrade available)|
|Version||6.0.7||Last updated||Apr 06, 2022|
|File Size||10.0 Mb||Requirements||None|
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create a complete backup of your hard drive DriveImage XML enables you create a complete backup image of any logical drive or partition, allowing you to restore your entire operating system along with installed programs, user settings, registry and all. You can restore the image later to the same or a different drive, and also choose to copy the drive directly to another one. The program includes an image explorer that lets you open previously created backup images and extract individual files. DriveImage XML can use volume locking or Volume Shadow Services (VSS) to create the backup image from within Windows, without the need to reboot. The program stores your images in .dat files, using XML format, allowing you to process them with 3rd party applications.Free for private usage only!
|Version||2.60||Last updated||Jan 20, 2017|
|File Size||1.92 Mb||Requirements||None|
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protect, maintain and manage your PC hard disks Free Hard Disk Manager aims to be an all-round solution to completely protect, maintain and manage your PC hard disks.It offers a full range of backup, recovery and partitioning solutions as well as options to migrate your hard drive to a new HDD or SSD. You can divide existing partitions without data loss, consolidate partitions, undelete partitions analyze and optimize your hard drive.The migration assistant makes it easy to move your Windows system to new hardware. You can also clone individual hard disks and partitions with just a few clicks.Furthermore, the included Disk Wiper module lets you clear up free storage space and permanently delete data.In addition, you can use the Recovery Media Builder to create a bootable version of the software, and perform all functions without installation. The preview version will remain free but does not come with any support. You will not be eligible for free upgrades once the commercial version is released, however the preview version will not expire and remain free.
|Publisher||Paragon Software Group(2)||Price||Free|
|Version||16||Last updated||Aug 08, 2017|
|File Size||68.0 Mb||Requirements||None|
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scan your HDD for bad sectors and repair them Hard Disk Validator scans your hard drive for bad sectors and marks them on a disk sector map.It offers a "Read" scan that will scan the entire disk and only report on bad sectors (if any) as well as a "Read + Wipe Damaged + Read" scan which will scan the entire hard drive surface to find bad sectors, if bad sectors are found, they will be overwritten, and read again to make sure they were written successfully. Beware that by wiping damaged sectors, some data may be lost.In addition to these scans, Hard Disk Validator also offers a "Write and Verify" option which will erase all of the data on the disk and verify that new data can be written successfully - be careful with this option since, unlike the first two, it will erase your disk.Hard Disk Validator works well and can be a useful tool to detect and repair hard drive problems, however you should use caution if you use any scan other than the "Read" test.
|Version||1.1.1||Last updated||Mar 13, 2021|
|File Size||117 Kb||Requirements||None|
manage disk partitions EaseUS Partition Master (Home Edition) enables you to configure and manage partitions on your hard drive(s). You can delete or format, and also resize and move your partitions. If you do not have any free disk space you can reduce the size of an existing partition, and use the unallocated disk space to create new or enlarged partitions to better manage your data. In addition, you can view disk and partition properties, set an active partition, change drive letters and more. EaseUS Partition Master can be run from within Windows.
|Version||16.6||Last updated||Feb 17, 2022|
|File Size||44.9 Mb||Requirements||None|
monitor S.M.A.R.T. hard drives Active Hard Disk Monitor checks and monitors the status of your S.M.A.R.T. hard drives and provides you with a details analysis of current conditions and temperatures. The program takes advantage of your drive`s S.M.A.R.T. capabilities and can monitor hard disk parameters such as Temperature, Head Flying Height and Spin-Up Time. If the values reach a critical threshold, the program can notify you by pop-up window or email message. [email protected] Hard Disk Monitor provides an easy-to-read interface that also displays other hard drive properties as well as the overall health status for each disk.
|Publisher||LSoft Technologies Inc. (7)||Price||Free|
|Version||22.214.171.124||Last updated||Apr 20, 2022|
|File Size||13.0 Mb||Requirements||.NET Framework 4|
mount ISO images as virtual drives Gizmo Drive enables you to mount ISO, BIN, CUE, NRG and VHD files to a virtual drive letter, allowing you to access CD/DVD content without the need to insert the physical media. You can easily create .ISO images from CD or DVD discs or local folders and load them into a virtual drive letter as needed. In addition, Gizmo Drive can even create virtual hard drives that can be used to store files in an encrypted state, as well as fast performing RAM drives, using custom drive sizes and file systems. All your ISO images and virtual drives are readily accessible from a library and can be mounted/unmounted as needed. The program lets you mount multiple images at the same time and can also mount selected images automatically when Windows starts. Gizmo Drive comes as part of Gizmo Central, an application suite that also contains several other freeware utilities (SQL Query Analyzer, Text Editor, Task Scheduler, Hash calculator), you can choose to install only Gizmo Drive or any of the other utilities as well.
|Version||2.7.9||Last updated||May 14, 2011|
|File Size||7.72 Mb||Requirements||None|
test your drives and storage device for errors HDDScan is a hard drive diagnostics utility that can test your drives and storage device for errors (Bad-blocks and bad sectors), show S.M.A.R.T. attributes and change some HDD parameters such as AAM, APM, and more.HDDScan can be useful for performing regular health test on your drive(s) and predicting potential problems so you can take preemptive measures by replacing the drive or backing up your files.The program support a variety of storage media, including IDE, SCSI, External USB hard drives, RAID volumes, USB Flash drives and SSD drives.Reports can be printed or exported to MHT format.
|Version||4.1||Last updated||Sep 02, 2019|
|File Size||3.65 Mb||Requirements||None|
create a list of files from a folder DriveZ is a very small, standalone program that comes useful if you need to create a list of files contained in a given directory. Simply select the folder, optionally set a file mask (e.g. only .mp files) and the program will create a plain text list with all the files or folders, that is copied to the clipboard.
|Version||1.0.19||Last updated||May 09, 2018|
|File Size||12 Kb||Requirements||None|
Information tool for SSD and other disk devices SSD-Z provides you with detailed information for Solid State Drives (SSD) and other disk devices that are connected to your computer.The program displays information for the controller, processing technology, NAND type, drive capabilities, power cycles, S.M.A.R.T status, interface and other information.SSD-Z also includes a detailed list of S.M.A.R.T attributes and their values as well as partition information and drive identifiers.In addition to the technical details, SSD-Z also includes a simple benchmark option that allows you to benchmark your drive and measure access and transfer speeds.
|Version||16.09.09 beta||Last updated||Sep 09, 2016|
|File Size||421 Kb||Requirements||None|