By Emily / Last Updated February 2, 2021

GParted Overview

GParted is abbreviation of GNOME Partition Editor that is for creating, reorganizing, and deleting disk partitions. Although GParted is an open source software based on Linux operating system, you can still use it on Mac and Windows PC with the GParted Live CD, which allows you to boot almost any computer in order to use GParted. Additionally, it does not have a limit regarding sector size or hard drive capacity.

However, GParted does not work well with NTFS partition. When you make some changes to NTFS system partition, you will need the Windows installation disc to repair it, otherwise, Windows will fail to load. If you do not want to mess up with system partition, you can use a GParted Windows alternative.

GParted

AOMEI Partition Assistant Overview

If you need a better tool to handle NTFS (system) partition, then the free AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard is a great alternative. This freeware allows you to resize NTFS partition or Fat32 partition without affecting your system or data. It offers you more features to manage disk partition with most ease, such as converting MBR and GPT without deleting partitions, migrating OS to SSD, and Windows 10/8 To Go Creator, merge two adjacent partitions, etc.

However, when you compare GParted with AOMEI, it is clear that AOMEI Partition Assistant only works with Windows OS, though it supports Ext2/3/4 filesystem. From the following pictures, you can know what you can do to your hard disk or partition through this free partition manager.

Operation On Partition Std

Operation On Disk Std

Free AOMEI Partition Assistant VS. GParted Partition Editor

All the different features between these two pieces of free partition software are listed in the following table:

FeaturesGPartedAOMEI Partition Assistant Standard
Resize, move, copy, create, format, delete, recover, align partitions, etc.
Create Live CD/USB
Merge partitions, merge unallocated space
Convert partition between primary and logical drive
Convert disk between MBR and GPT partition styles
Convert NTFS to FAT32 without formatting
Migrate OS to SSD/HDD without reinstalling
Windows 10/8 To Go Creator
Command line partitioning
Support Windows 10/8.1/8/7/Vista/XP (32/64-bit)
Support Linux, Mac OS X
Support ntfs, fat32, ext2, ext3, ext4
Support btrfs, hfs, hfs+, linux-swap, lvm2 pv, reiserfs, ufs, xfs

As a conclusion to AOMEI Partition Assistant vs GParted, if you want to partition in other different operating systems besides Windows and you understand how to fix computer when it fails to boot, you should use GParted. If you only need to manage Windows partitions, the AOMEI Partition Asssistant Standard is more recommended.