Parted Magic 2014_08_14

The best LiveCD/USB tool for partitioning disk drives no matter what OS is installed
Parted Magic is a commercial Linux-based operating system that allows users to effortlessly partition hard disk drives (HDD), solid disk drives (SSD) and USB flash drives.

Features at a glance

The distro allows users to format internal and external hard drives, move, copy, create, delete, expand and shrink hard drive partitions, clone hard drives, create full backups, test drives for impending failure, as well as to test memory for bad sectors.

With this operating system you can also benchmark your computer for a performance rating, securely erase your entire hard drive, wiping it clean from all data, and give access to non-booting systems allowing you to rescue important data.

Distributed as a dual-arch Live CD

It is distributed as a Live CD ISO image and powered by the GParted and GNU Parted tools. Command-line programs like partimage, testdisk, fdisk, sfdisk, and dd are also included. It supports both 32-bit and 64-bit architectures.

Offers a complex boot menu

It provides a complex boot menu, from where users can run the entire operating system directly from RAM (system memory) ejecting the boot medium, change the system locale, as well as many other useful options.

The desktop environment and default apps

Even if it doesn’t provide users with a desktop computing environment, Parted Magic includes several popular open source applications, such as the Mozilla Firefox web browser, Audacious audio player, and Clam AntiVirus virus scanner.

Repair broken MBRs and bootloaders

It can be used to repair broken MBRs or bootloaders, encrypt file systems in user space, as well as to format HDDs or SSDs with various filesystems (it supports all the known Linux, Windows and Mac file systems).

Bottom line

Whether you want to format a hard disk drive, clone an entire drive, or wipe an entire disk, Parted Magic is the perfect tool. However, considering the fact that it is no longer free, you could try the GParted Live CD or Clonezilla Live CD Linux distributions.

Reviewed by on October 4th, 2014


last updated on:
September 3rd, 2014, 13:33 GMT
price:
$4.99
 
developed by:
Patrick Verner
homepage:
www.partedmagic.com
license type:
Shareware 
category:
ROOT \ Linux Distributions

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What's New in This Release:
  • GParted has been upgraded to version 0.19.1
  • The Linux kernel has been upgraded to 3.15.9
  • Firefox has been updated to 31.0
  • smartmontools has been updated to 6.3
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Application description

Parted Magic is a commercial Live CD Linux distribution built around the GParted and GNU parted applications...

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