Paragon Partition Manager 12 Home Demo is a powerful tool which supports all kinds of hard drive management tasks.
You can carry out basic partitioning functions, for instance: creating, formatting, deleting and undeleting, hiding or unhiding them.
But there are many more advanced features. You're able to merge two adjacent partitions to form a single, large partition; the program can redistribute free space from one or more partitions to another; and Partition Manager is able to convert a partition from one file system to another, without the hassle of reformatting.
And, despite the name, the program isn't just about partitioning. Create a bootable CD/ DVD/ USB key via Partition Manager and you'll gain access to the Boot Corrector; if your PC won't start then fire this up and it's able to fix most problems.
And you also get a simple backup tool which will back up your target partition locally, or across the network, protecting you in the event of a disaster.
Partition Manager 12 adds only a little to the program's usual mix. A Split Partition wizard will help you split the contents of your hard drive (Windows and data, say) into two different partitions; backups now use asynchronous writing operations for improved speed; and a completely new partitioning engine is written to handle all modern drive technologies, so you should have no problems with compatibility here.
Please note, this is a trial version of the program, and has some restrictions. Paragon note that "some operations (e.g. advanced partitioning) can not be applied physically on the hard disk".