What is Gparted?
Gparted is a free partition editor for Windows systems. It is used for creating, resizing, copying, moving, checking partition, recover deleted partition, and so on. To use this tool, you need to download GParted image file and burn it to a USB drive and make it bootable. And you can boot your PC from the USB drive, Then you will see the GParted main interface.
GParted can help you a lot when you find your files and data become more and more, and the partition space is less than it ever was. And the running speed dramatically slowed down.
GParted is a freeware and open source that can be used on x86 and x86-64 based computers running Linux, Windows, or Mac OS X by booting from media containing GParted Live. But the problem is that when you resize your boot/system partition, you will be completely unable to boot without repairing Windows.
Although GParted has great user interface and powerful features and you can create a partition table and enable or disable partition flags such as boot and hidden with this GNOME partition tool, it is not ease-to-use for beginners. Optimizing Partition on Windows Server 2008 except GParted has any other partition software?
Best ways to Optimize Partition on Windows Server 2008 - AOMEI Partition
Not everyone are geeks. We are looking for a software that has no limitations like
Windows built-in disk manager, prefer a Windows software rather than a Linux tool
like GParted. Is there any third-party partition magic like this? Yes, searching
from the software market, you will find a utility with high rate and great
evaluation - AOMEI Partition Assistant Server Edition.
With its help, you can manage your server disk easily, and don't need to create a bootable USB. it supports all the storage devices which can be recognized by Windows, such as IDE, SATA, SCSI, SSD, USB external disks, flash drive, Fire wire disk, Hardware RAID and Flash drive and so on. It is able to support MBR (under 2TB) and GPT (larger than 2TB) with 128 hard disks, with file system FAT, FAT32, NTFS and also EXT2, EXT3.
AOMEI Partition Assistant Server Edition not only supports Windows Server 2008(R2), but also the latest Windows Server 2012(R2) and the former Windows Server 2003(R2), Windows SBS 203, 2008, 2011. PC operating system is also no problem, from Windows XP to the newest Windows 8.1.
How to manage disk with AOMEI Partition Assistant Server in Server 2008?
AOMEI Partition Assistant Server Edition is a great server partition magic which
is designed to be as an All-IN-ONE disk partition management solution. It provides various feature helping you keep your partition in well-managed. For example, the "Resize Partition" feature allows you to extend or shrink a partition as you want.
And "Merge Partition" can help you to merge partitions and unallocated space into a larger partition.
And it insert a "Dyanamic Disk Manager" that is specialized for managing dynamic disk. Here you can easily convert dynamic disk to basic, add drive to raild, remove drive from raild, as well as resize volume.
In conclusion, to optimize partition on Windows Server 2008 using GParted or AOMEI
Partition Assistant Server Edition? It all depends on you. If you are familiar with
computer, either system or software. You can try Gparted and enjoy the optimizing
process. If you are a newbie or just want to solve the problem of Windows Server
2008 partition quickly, AOMEI Partition Assistant Server Edition is the first
choice. If you are still worried, make a backup before all
partition operations please. Good luck!