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hey guys, i was just wondering what everyone thinks is the best partition software to partition a external hard drive. also, what is the best, user friendly encryption software to use on an external hard drive. thanks.
 
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hey well for me i think the best partitioning software around at the moment has to be Acronis Disk Director.

And the best user-friendly encryption has to be bit-locker which is supplied with windows 7. its easy to use, free, just dont loose your passcode.
 
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Acronis Disk Director is easily the best partition management tool on the market, but it is not freeware. In a pinch, I'm very fond of GParted.
 
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I use Easeus Partition Manager on Vista ( I have it installed on 7 but haven't used it yet). Very easy to use, Simply click on the drive you want to partition and move the slider bar to suit the size you want & apply the changes.

http://www.partition-tool.com/

Sorry i don't use encryption so i cant help on that one.
 
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thanks for the answers. however, just to make sure, can all of these be used on external hard drives? sorry to sound ignorant, but i rarely have ever used partition software, and when i did, it was partition magic. thanks again for the help.
 
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Another vote for Acronis Disk Director here, but it's not freeware. I hear a lot about Easeus Home Edition (free), but I can't vouch for it myself.
 
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well there is a free way to get acronis disk director, but you would have to go down the torrent motorway. and i dont recommmend it. ive had bad experiences, trust me..
 

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well there is a free way to get acronis disk director, but you would have to go down the torrent motorway. and i dont recommmend it. ive had bad experiences, trust me..
That would definitely not be recommended! No talk of piracy on here please :)

The windows disk management tool is quite adequate for most tasks - I use that if I just need to make a quick change.
 
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Being an external drive, it should be easy enough to use Disk Managment Tools.
The problems with the Windows tools are usually associated with trying to make space on a partition with Windows on it.
If the drive does not contain any data, it'll be even easier.
 

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