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32BitsOnline: Review of Partition Magic 5

Mar 16, 2000, 04:57 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael J. Denton)

"The essential part of any computer is the hard disk, the place where you store file after file of important data. More specifically, you save your data to a partition on your hard drive, a section of the hard disk that has been formatted with a specific file system, be it NTFS, ext2, or FAT32."

"Partitioning. It is a word that most computer users have heard at one time or another, both in good and bad circumstances. In days past, partitioning your hard drive was something of a cryptic/magical feat that was often much harder than it needed to be. Thanks to PowerQuest Software's Partition Magic series of products, the pain and mystery of partitioning a hard drive has been reduced. Their most recent offering, Partition Magic 5.0, is a strong step forward in making disk management more user-friendly. I have been a user of partition magic since 3.x, and have always found it to be a good product...."

"One very good thing Partition Magic does when you make a new partition is that you are asked what the partition will be used for, data storage or to install a new OS. If the partition will be used for data, then Partition Magic will create the new partition within a Logical partition; if the partition will be used to install a new OS, then Partition Magic will create the partition as a primary partition. This is a highly useful feature, saving you the headache of accidently having too many primary partitions on your hard drive. As well, you can choose where, physically, on the drive the partition will go: Either at the end or the beginning of the free space."

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