Partition Manager 11 Personal and Professional Editions' Comparison

Feature Drive Partitioning Description Benefit Personal Edition Professional Edition

Create, Format, Delete Partition

Creates, formats, deletes a partition

You can create, format, delete a  partition of any popular file system

yes

yes

Express Create Partition

Creates an NTFS partition and makes it ready to use

Create a new partition in the most appropriate place of a hard disk, format it to NTFS and then make it available in the system

yes

yes

Move/Resize Partitions

Moves a partition and/or changes its size

You can resize and/or move partitions on a hard disk

yes

yes

Express Resize Partition

Redistributes free space between two adjacent partitions

Increase free space on one partition by utilizing the unused space of an adjacent partition (including partitions of Apple Boot Camp)

yes

yes

Convert File System

Changes a file system type

You can safely change a file system type of an existing partition

yes

yes

Make Partition Logical/Primary

Changes a partition type

You can change the type of an existing partition without data loss

yes

yes

Assign/Remove Drive Letter

Mounts a partition

You can mount a physical partition in Windows

yes

yes

Hide/Unhide Partition

Hides/Unhides a partition

You can safely hide data from Windows and applications

yes

yes

Mark Partition Active/Inactive

Makes a partition active/inactive

An advanced feature for experienced users!

yes

yes

Change Cluster Size

Changes cluster size of a file system

Effectively control the performance of your system and the “waste space factor”

 

yes

Convert to Basic

Converts MBR dynamic volumes to MBR basic partitions

Convert a dynamic MBR disk containing simple volume(s) into a basic MBR disk

 

yes

Convert to Basic MBR

Converts GPT basic and dynamic volumes to MBR basic partitions

Convert a basic or a dynamic GPT disk containing simple volume(s) into a basic MBR disk

 

yes

Merge Partitions

Merges two partitions into one

You can safely merge contents of two partitions into one bigger partition

yes

yes

Redistribute Free Space

Redistributes free space between partitions

You can increase free space on one partition by utilizing the on-disk unallocated space and the unused space of other partitions

yes

yes

Undelete Partitions

Recovers an accidentally deleted partition

You can find and recover any accidentally deleted partition

yes

yes

Backup & Restore        

Sector Backup

Creates a sector-level archive

Ideal for securing an entire hard disk or a system partition, saving not only all on-disk information but also the system service structures

yes

(Simple Backup Wizard*)

yes

Backup to CD/DVD/Blu-ray

Burns archives to CD/DVD/Blu-ray media

Guarantees a high level of data protection as long as the backup media is kept secure

 

yes

Restore Wizard

Restores data from archives

You can restore all types of backup images created with the program

yes

(only under Linux/DOS**)

yes

Selective Restore

Extracts data from archives at a granular level

You can extract files and folders from an archive without the need to restore the whole archive

 

yes

Defragmentation        

Defragment Partition

Defragments an NTFS or FAT partition

Considerably optimizes the performance of your system

yes

yes

Defragment MFT

Defragments MFT (Master File Table)

Optimize the performance of an NTFS file system by defragmenting its MFT

 

yes

Compact MFT

Shrinks MFT (Master File Table)

Optimize the performance of an NTFS file system by shrinking its MFT

 

yes

Data Copy and Transfer        

Copy Partition

Clones contents of a partition

Make an exact clone of a partition on the same or another hard disk

 yes

yes

Copy Hard Disk Clones contents of a hard disk Make an exact clone of a hard disk on another hard disk  yes

yes

Incremental Copy

Only copies changes from the moment of the last copy operation

An option to minimize fragmentation of your hard disk when doing regular copy operations

 

yes

File Transfer Wizard

Transfers data between partitions of different file systems and archives

Easily transfer files and folders between different Windows, Linux, or Mac OS X partitions. You can also use it to extract data from backups

yes

(only under Linux/DOS***)

yes

Virtualization and Migration        

P2V Copy

Clones an existing software environment into a virtual disk

Migrate a physical system to a virtual environment by converting all installed software and data into a virtual disk of the required virtual machine

 

yes

P2V Restore

Converts an existing archive into a virtual disk

Restore a physical system from a backup directly to a virtual environment

 

yes

P2V Adjust OS

Tunes up drivers of a virtual environment to a particular virtual machine

Restore functionality of a virtual environment after unsuccessful virtualization

 

yes

P2P Adjust OS

Tunes up drivers of an existing physical system to start up on different hardware

Easily migrate Windows to a different hardware configuration

 

yes

Connect VD

Connects a supported virtual disk to our program for data management and transfer

Mount a virtual disk and work with it in our program as if it’s an ordinary physical hard disk

 

yes

Additional Functionality

       

Paragon Alignment Tool

Aligns partitions to physical disk sectors

Boost the performance of physical and virtual storage up to 3 times

 

yes

Boot Manager

Installs a boot manager utility

Choose what OS to boot during the computer startup

yes

yes

Install New OS

Prepares a hard disk for an additional OS

Minimize time to prepare your system to install a new OS

 yes

yes

Send E-mail Notifications

Sends reports on completed operations to a particular e-mail address

Automatically gather reports on completed operations executed on different machines in one and the same place

 

yes

Supported Technologies and Operating Systems        

Paragon Hot Processing

Enables to use the exclusive snapshot technology from Paragon

Migrate an active physical system to a virtual environment in the online mode, even if there are locked volumes, files or folders

yes

yes

Microsoft Volume Shadow Copy Service (MS VSS)

Enables to use the popular snapshot technology from Microsoft

Migrate an active physical system to a virtual environment in the online mode, even if there are locked volumes, files or folders

 yes

yes

Dynamic Volumes

Supports Microsoft dynamic volumes (simple, spanned, striped, mirrored, RAID-5)

Enables drive partitioning and disaster recovery operations for MS dynamic volumes

 

yes

GPT Volumes

Supports GPT volumes

Enables drive partitioning and disaster recovery operations for GPT volumes

yes

yes

Apple HFS+

Supports Apple HFS+

Get full read/write access to the native file system for Mac OS X

yes

yes

Ext4FS

Supports Linux Ext4FS

 

yes

yes

Windows 7

Supports Windows 7

 Install and use our program under the latest Windows 7  yes

yes

Recovery Environment (Linux/DOS based)

Zero-install operations

 Program installation is not required

yes

yes

Advanced Recovery Environment (WinPE 3.0 based)

Zero-install operations

 Program installation is not required

 

yes

Licensing, Support, Price

       
Complimentary Support    

30 days

60 days

Number of licenses

     1

1

*      - Simple Backup Wizard can only back up to local mounted drives and network shares
**    - Restore Wizard is only available under Linux/DOS recovery environment
***  - File Transfer Wizard is only available under Linux/DOS recovery environment