The ability to Resize NTFS partitions are only going to get more and more important in computer management due to mainly two reasons. First, NTFS partitions are frequently used in current operating systems. Secondly, most computers present are sold with preinstalled operating system and hard disk with NTFS partitions. So, we can see that reliable software for NTFS partition management is in need.
What is NTFS?
NTFS is the standard file system of Windows NT and later versions of Windows, including Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, and Windows 7.
NTFS supersedes the FAT file system as the preferred file system for Microsoft's Windows operating systems. NTFS has several improvements over FAT and HPFS (High Performance File System), such as improved support for metadata and the use of advanced data structures to improve performance, reliability, and disk space utilization. It also has additional extensions such as security access control lists (ACL) and file system journaling.
What are NTFS partitions?
NTFS partitions are very different from FAT file system partitions internally - in terms of their structures and how they function. However, externally, they conform to the general rules that apply to all partitions. This is necessary to ensure that the PC boot process can handle a NTFS partition in pretty much the same way that it handles a FAT partition. Therefore, like FAT partitions, you can have primary or logical NTFS partitions, and logical NTFS partitions fit within an extended partition.
How can we resize NTFS partitions in a safe, easy, and fast way?
We should use a 3rd party partition software. With a professional partition management software, we can manage NTFS partitions safely.
There are many software in market can support NTFS partitions, such as Paragon Partition Manager, Power Quest Partition Magic, Another Partition Manager Free Edition and Partition Wizard.
Of all these software, Paragon Partition Manager has powerful functions in partition management. But it is expensive and there are no free editions available for users. If you only want to resize NTFS partitions, it is not worthwhile for you to spend 70$ or more with Paragon Partition Manager.
Power Quest Partition Magic is one of the oldest partition management software now. It has certain limitations in both the operating systems that it can support and hardware because it is rarely updated.
Another Partition Manager Free Edition is very popular for its small size, convenient use and low price. However, it is not very stable. If any interruption happens during the operating process, fatal errors could occur, and can lead to permanent damage to your hard disk.
Thus, these three partition software is not the best choice for NTFS partition management
As the industry leading partition management software, Partition Wizard is a professional partition manager that provides safe, easy and fast partition management to resizing NTFS partitions.