Hard disk drive is an indispensable component of a server machine, no matter you use HDD, SSD or any types of RAID array. Operating System runs from the disk, many kinds of files read from and write into the disk continuously, too. To a server, the stability of both Operating System and hard disk are most important. Besides hardware stability, disk space usage could be an annoying problem. The typical example is that C drive running out of space in a certain time. Nobody likes to waste such a long time to recreate partitions and restore everything from backup. You need a reliable disk partition software for Windows server 2016 to expand C drive. In this article, I'll introduce the safest and fastest partition manager software for Windows Server 2016.
Windows Server 2016 has its native partition manager - Disk Management. It is able to initialize a brand new hard disk, create, delete and format partition, change drive letter and path. Besides the basic ability to manage disk partition, it has some advanced features such as:
More about Windows Server 2016 Disk Management.
There are many partitioning software for Windows Server 2016 and they are much more powerful than Disk Management. The GUI and functions are all similar, but it doesn't mean any server partition software is okay. You'd better back up server first and run the safest partition manager for Server 2016.
There is partition corruption and data loss risk while resizing partition or do other modification, but few people know about this. For example, when resizing volumes, server partitioning software will modify all parameters of associated disk, volume and files, any one error could cause damage. Besides software error, some hardware issue such as power failure could cause disaster, too.
Better than other server partition software, NIUBI Partition Editor has advanced technologies to protect system and data.
To a server partitioning software, data protection ability is most important, then what is the second? Efficiency, it is much better if the program runs faster and complete with less time, especially when the disk/partition modification requires server rebooting to proceed. Because of the unique file-moving algorithm, NIUBI Partition Editor is 30% to 300% faster than any other server partition manager.
In some conditions such as very low RAW, very high CPU usage or large amount of files in a partition, it could be 5 times faster. This is strictly tested. If possible, you may compare it with other tools in same condition with a timer.
Download NIUBI Partition Editor, you'll see the main window with 5 sections.
Unlike other disk partition software that list all options, NIUIBI only lists the available operations to keep interface clean, unavailable options are hidden automatically.
To Unallocated space:
To whole disk:
To single partition:
Because of its powerful system/data protection and fast resizing ability, easy to use with neat interface, as well as plenty of disk/partition management features, NIUBI Partition Editor is recommended as the best disk partition software for Windows Server 2016 and other versions.