Paragon Partition Manager 11 Professional – Premier Physical and Virtual Drive Partitioning Tool -- Gets Major Update; Now Supports AFDs, 2TB+ Drives and More

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Supports All Operating Systems, Disk Types and Capacities; Performs System Migration and Hard Disk Maintenance Tasks of Any Complexity; Available Free to Partition Manager 11 Pro Users

Paragon Software Group (PSG), the technology leader in innovative data security and data management solutions, today announces the release of a major update to Paragon Partition Manager 11 Professional – the complete physical and virtual drive partitioning and system migration software solution for Windows PC systems, including Windows 7.  A classic solution for performing a spectrum of hard disk maintenance tasks on all operating systems, disk types and capacities, Partition Manager 11 Pro now supports operations performed on the latest Advanced Formatted Drives (AFD), HDD and SSD, RAID and inside virtual disks of 2TB capacity and larger.  Partition Manager 11 Pro is available for free to existing Partition Manager 11 Pro customers.

Paragon Partition Manager 11 Pro supports Physical to Virtual (P2V) migration, allowing the user to create configurations with several operating systems, put the old system into a virtual machine and safely transfer it onto a brand new computer, test all software before actual installation, or perform full-range maintenance tasks. With support for all popular virtual machine formats, Partition Manager 11 Pro provides a variety of partitioning routines to be performed in offline mode, without the need to boot up the virtual machine.

Using the mighty Partition Manager 11 Pro Physical to Physical (P2P) functionality tool, users can migrate a Windows operating system from old or malfunctioning hardware to partially or completely new hardware. Paragon’s newly updated Adaptive Restore 3.5 technology automatically applies all necessary changes to allow the system to boot in the changed environment, and allows easy implementation of new hardware drivers. Guaranteeing the safest and smoothest partitioning operations, Partition Manager 11 Pro edition includes Paragon Alignment Tool functionality to seamlessly solve all partition misalignment issues that can cause file system performance decline and SSD cell degradation.

“Partition Manager 11 Pro is one of Paragon’s classic disk solutions, which we consistently strive to improve for our users,” said Konstantin Komarov, CEO.  “This release delivers new features and updates to customers of all levels in order to keep pace with improvements in the storage market and to better satisfy our users’ ability to use the latest digital technologies.”

Features:

· Automatic partition alignment during partitioning/copy operations to optimize performance of the hard disk;

· 2TB+, AFD and non-512B sector size drive support;

· Comprehensive solution for a wide variety of data management tasks:

o Advanced Partitioning;

o System Migration;

o System Optimization;

o Essential Backup and Restore;

· User friendly and easy to use user interface;

· Aligns 1MB partitions by default;

· Partition auto-alignment mode (Vista/Legacy/Inheritance);

· USB 3.0 support;

· Support for Windows 7;

· Migrate Win2K+ physical systems to different hardware platforms (P2P) with the next generation of Paragon Adaptive Restore 3.5 with Smart Driver Injector and new Adaptation Algorithm;

· Start up a Win2K+ physical system on a different hardware platform (P2P) by allowing injection of all required drivers and the other actions crucial for this type of migration with the updated P2P Adjust OS Wizard (Professional, Server and Virtual Server editions only);

· One installation for 32 and 64 Bit;

· New appearance and registration dialog.

Availability:

Major update to Partition Manager 11 Professional is available for immediate download, free of charge to Partition Manager 11 Professional users: http://www.paragon-software.com/home/pm-professional/ New customers can purchase the software from 79.95 USD (49.95 EUR).

About Paragon Software Group:

Paragon Software Group is an innovative software developer focused on two dynamic growth markets. The company's comprehensive product line for the data storage market addresses the needs of data security, storage and management for PCs, servers and networks. A second portfolio of products focuses on mobile productivity applications for handheld devices. Founded in 1994, Paragon Software has offices in the USA, Germany, Japan, and Russia delivering its solutions to consumers, small business and enterprise clients worldwide through a network of Value Added Resellers, distributors and OEMs as well as online through the company website. Paragon Software provides technology to a host of world class companies and partners including Cisco, Dell, Toshiba, NEC, Siemens, Microsoft, Motorola, Nokia, and more. For more information please visit the company website at www.paragon-software.com.

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