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Partition Wizard Home Edition
Home users can perform complicated partition operations by using this powerful but free partition manager to manage their hard disk partition such as Resizing partitions, Copying partitions, Create partition, Delete partition, Format partition, Convert partition, Explore partition, Hide partition, Change drive letter, Set active partition and Partition Recovery.
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Nero DiscSpeed
Nero DiscSpeed (formerly CD-DVD Speed) is a CD-ROM/DVD benchmark utility that can test the most important features of your CD-ROM/DVD drive.
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Copy Handler
Copy Handler is a free software for Windows systems, which allows you to take full control over the file copy and move operations. Program is highly customizable and fully integrates with the operating system. In addition, Copy Handler offers many advanced options such as task queuing, filtering files according to specific criteria, pausing and resuming copying files operations, changing the copying parameters on the fly and in many cases also offers a significant acceleration of the entire copying files process.
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Madboot
A comprehensive boot disk creator. Especially suited for upgrading and troubleshooting older PC's.
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MeinPlatz
MeinPlatz 'My-Place' offers an easy and fast way to scan the hard disk for lost disk space. With analysis on a percentage basis and grouping by folders, file types, size or date. It has also a nice print and export function.
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Drive Manager
If you have lots of drive letters of different types of drives, such as mapped network drives, thumb drive (USB memory sticks), smart media and compact flash, CD-ROM and DVD then this utility is perfect to help you manage them.
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Auslogics Disk Defrag
Disk fragmentation leads to system slowdowns, PC crashes, slow startups and shutdowns. Auslogics Disk Defrag is designed for fast optimization of modern hard disks.
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Disk Speed
Performs disk speed test and provided details about how fast your disks can transfer data. The information provided includes data transfer rate for linear reads, random read transfer rate and the seek time of the drive. An overall score is given so you can compare different brands of drives when purchasing. Information about the drive such as firmware revision, model, size, file system and more is displayed.
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DriveTime
DriveTime sits happily on your task bar, and tells you how much time is left on a harddisk, but in human terms like minutes and hours, not bytes and megs. Sample rate, bit depth, and channels can all be customized to make the display as accurate as possible. To exit, just right click on it, and select 'Exit', but I don't think you'll ever want to.
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Disc Space Reporter
The idea is simple. Imagine you are using a Win32 operating system. Furthermore imagine you have cramed your hard disks and you have no idea where you wasted all the disk space again. Yes, there is no easy way to find that out. That's the reason why I created Disc Space Reporter.
Disc Space Reporter is a simple and effective program which gives you a clear insight where you stuffed your hard drives with data you don't even remember anymore.
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HD_Speed
Measures both sustained and burst data transfer rates of your hard disks, cd/dvd-roms, flash cards/sticks, floppys, etc. Realtime graphical display.
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SpaceMonger
SpaceMonger 1.4.0 (last freeware version) is a tool for keeping track of the free space on your computer. Each file or folder on a given drive is displayed in a box in the main window whose size is a relative comparison to all the other files in your system. So, for example, if the "Windows" box takes up 90% of the screen, the 'C:\Windows' folder and all its sub-folders and files are taking up 90% of your 'C:' drive.
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Log Monitor
Log Monitor is a files and directories monitoring tool. The program periodically checks selected file's modification time and executes external program if file's time was changed or not changed. For directories it handles such events as files change, addition or removal.
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- Several files can be monitored simultaneously, each file has its own interval and is processing in the separate thread.
- List of files stores in the configuration file.
- Minimizes to System Tray.
- There is ability to pause monitoring of selected files. "Paused" state can be stored in the configuration file.
- Works on the schedule, can check files and directories only during selected time interval and days of week.
- Ability to pass changed/added file(s) information to the external program via parameters.
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HDClone Free Edition
The Free Edition of HDClone clones an entire hard disk to another, larger medium. Use it for migrating an existing installation to a new hard disk or for rescuing data. The Free Edition is real freeware without obligation to buy and is intended for the short-term usage at no cost. In case of more frequent usage, we recommend using one of the higher editions since they offer higher performance, support for a wider range of hardware, and additional options which are optimized for regular or professional use.
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HD Tune
HD Tune is a Hard Disk utility which has the following functions:
- Benchmark: measures the performance
- Info: shows detailed information
- Health: checks the health status by using SMART
- Error Scan: scans the surface for errors
- Temperature display
HD Tune may also work with other storage devices such as memory cards, USB sticks, iPods, etc.
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SizeMe
SizeMe makes it possible to scan a directory and compare it to how many floppy/zip/CD-R/DVD-discs you need. (Many calls it spanning or span of elements over a medium). It tries to fill each disc up as much as possible, and gives you the result on each disc.
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FolderSizes
FolderSizes 1.3 (last freeware version).
Windows does a poor job of showing you how your hard drive space is being utilized. Even using Explorer, just finding out how much space each folder consumes is a chore! FolderSizes shows how your drive space is being utilized visually. FolderSizes can analyze individual folders or entire hard drives quickly and efficiently, and show you the results in an intuitive way.
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Floppy Image
Floppy Image 1.5.2 (last freeware version).
Creates image files of floppy disks and back (for backup, storage or transfer). You can choose to save the image file compressed, uncompressed or as a self-extracting exe file. You can also add descriptions to your image files.
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AR Soft RAM Disk
AR Soft RAM Disk 1.20 (last freeware version) is a freeware driver for Windows NT, Windows 2000 and Windows XP. You can use this driver to create an additional drive in the physical memory of your machine. This drive can be used for storing temporary files, which can increase your system performance.
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