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Easeus Partition Master Home Edition 5.1 review

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Manufacturer: Easeus

Our Rating: We rate this 4 out of 5

Easeus Partition Master Home Edition 5.1 is free partition management software that works surprisingly well.

Easeus Partition Master Home Edition 5.1 is free partition management software that works surprisingly well.

We've long known that Easeus Partition Master Home Edition is a good partition manager, and as of the latest version, 5.1, the program has acquired the ability to recover files from deleted or failed partitions.

More slowly than the pay versions according to the vendor's website, sure, but the fact that a free program will do it at all verges on amazing.

Easeus Partition Master Home Edition 5.1 will also create, format, delete, resize, move, merge, split, convert, and wipe partitions, as well as hide, unhide, and make them active or inactive. We don't know about you, but that covers just about everything we do. What's missing compared to the pay version is support for server and 64-bit operating systems, tech support, and the ability to create a boot CD.

Easeus Partition Master Home Edition 5.1 is easy to use, and has by and large worked well for me over the last couple of years, as well as perfectly in my new tests. A lack of bad hard drives limited me to simply deleting a partition (and deleting, then creating a new one before recovery) then recovering files, so we can't completely vouch for the effectiveness of the recovery when more severe problems occur. However, we will say that Easeus Partition Master Home Edition recovered my small test set of files pretty darn quick for a program that's supposedly throttled compared to the pay version.

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32-bit OS
Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows Vista, Windows 7
11MB hard disk space
  • Overall: We give this item 8 of 10 overall

When the basic Windows functions won't cut it, download Easeus Partition Master Home Edition 5.1 and save yourself the money you'd spend on a paid program. EPMHE is an excellent tool for an older home PC. Better yet, download it now and keep it around for the next time a partition goes belly up.


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