Partition tool Server 2008

Disk partition tool for Windows Server 2008

Hard disk drive is an indispensable component and you need a reliable management tool for this storage device. This page introduces two common used disk partition tool for Windows Server 2008 (R2)

Partition tool Server 2008

Windows Disk Management

The same with other versions, Windows Server 2008 has native Disk Management utility, which can be used to do some basic management operations such as create, delete and format partition.

Comparing with previous Server 2003, Windows Server 2008 has advanced Shrink Volume and Extend Volume functionalities to help resize allocated partition drives. However, not all partitions can be shrank and extended.

Right click the partition or disk and you’ll see the available operations:

Partition operations

Disk operation

Disk partition software

As the most popular 3rd party disk partition tool for Windows Server 2008 and other servers, NIUBI Partition Editor provides much more functionalities. Besides the basic operations to create, delete, format partition and change drive letter, NPE can shrink, extend, move and merge partitions to optimize space usage without losing data. Clone disk partition to migrate OS and data, convert disk partition type, etc.

Partition operations

Disk operations

Server 2008 disk partition tools comparison:

Features NIUBI Partition Editor Server 2008 Disk Management
Create, delete, format partition Yes Yes
Change drive letter, set Active partition Yes Yes
Shrink NTFS partition and produce Unallocated on the right Yes Yes
Shrink NTFS partition and produce Unallocated on the left Yes No
Extend NTFS partition with adjacent Unallocated on the right Yes Yes
Extend NTFS partition with adjacent Unallocated on the left Yes No
Extend/Shrink FAT32 partition Yes No
Resize, move, merge partitions Yes No
Copy, convert, defrag, wipe, hide partition Yes No
Check volume, surface test, change status, set read-only attribute… Yes No

Advantages of NIUBI Partition Editor

Comparing with other disk partition tools for Server 2008, NIUBI Partition Editor has many unique features and advantages such as:

1 Second Rollback

Data is most important to a server, but there is risk of losing data when modify disk partitions, because the parameters of all related disk, partition and files should be changed absolutely correct. Some software error or hardware issue (such as power outage) could cause part of the parameters failed to be modified. In that case, system and/or data will be damaged. So it is very important to back up and use safe partition tool.

To eradicate these risks, NIUBI Partition Editor brings innovative 1 Second Rollback technology to protect system and data. If anything goes wrong, it automatically reverts the server to original status in a flash like nothing happened, so the server could back online in a short time without damage.

Rollback

Faster file-moving algorithm

File-moving

When you shrinking a partition to the right side or moving this partition, the start position is changed, so all files in this partition will be moved to new locations. It costs much time especially when there are large amount of files in this partition. A good algorithm is very important to reduce time. Thanks to the unique file-moving algorithm, NIUBI Partition Editor is 30% to 300% faster than ANY other disk partition tools.

Virtual mode

NIUBI Partition Editor is designed to work in its own virtual mode. The operations you do won’t take effect immediately. Instead, they’ll be listed as pending on bottom left for preview. If you did something wrong or changed your mind, simply click Undo to cancel. Real disk partition won’t be modified until you click Apply button to confirm.

Virtual mode

Cancel at will

Cancellation

What to do if you did something wrong but the modification has began? Other disk partitioning tool won’t allow cancelling the ongoing operations from the beginning or beyond 50%, because the cancellation leads to part of parameters unable to be modified. In that case, system and/or data will be damaged.

Similarly, you can’t forcely terminate the disk partition software with ongoing operations or reboot the server manually if it is running slowly because of low CPU/RAM. Thanks to another innovative Cancel-at-will technology, while running NIUBI you can cancel the ongoing operations at any progress without losing data.

Hot-Resize

Keeping online is also important to a server, but when you modify hard disk drives, some modifications require server rebooting to execute. With the help of Hot-Resize technology, NIUBI Partition Editor has less probability to reboot. Even if rebooting is unavoidable, NIUBI can finish the modification much faster.

Tips The pending operations with  can be done in Windows, and the ones with  requires reboot.

Hot-Resize

Because of the enhanced data protection and fast resizing ability, full set of features and easy to use, NIUBI Partition Editor is the first choice when you search for a reliable disk partition tool for Windows Server 2008, 2003, 2012 and 2016.

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