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Parted Magic Reviews

PartedMagic - Inexpensive and easy to use Disk Partitioning, Disk Cloning, Data Rescue & Recovery, Disk Erasing, and Benchmarking software.

Social recommendations and mentions

We have tracked the following product recommendations or mentions on Reddit and HackerNews. They can help you see what people think about Parted Magic and what they use it for.
  • I deleted this file from boot ...I think i fucked up i cant boot can i fix that?
    I keep a paid-for copy of Parted Magic (that I further added refind to) on a USB stick as my BIOS/UEFI bootable live CD... Only rarely needed but always handy. - Source: Reddit / 3 months ago
  • Wonder Twin powers, activate!
    I always used to use PartedMagic and I know it's no longer free, but to be honest I bought a copy back in 2019 and I've been using that ever since... Just for the convenience. - Source: Reddit / 4 months ago
  • what is the 7gb partition for on my vista install? looking tonreclaim more space because it is a small ssd...
    If you can't, since you come from linux, you can try to lanch a live session of linux and run gparted. Then you will be able to reallocate this space to your windows. (Tip : you can use Parted Magic). - Source: Reddit / 7 months ago
  • Available Solutions for Device Wiping?
    PartedMagic is one of my favorite tools, I don't think it handles mobile devices but I'm not quite sure you'll find anything that really will in the same sense. - Source: Reddit / 7 months ago
  • Coworker wants to use a Linux machine for help desk customer backups and clones, what distro is recommended?
    Do you have a budget for this project? You might-could buy a subscription to Parted Magic. You can boot if from an internal drive, using the “frugal install”. - Source: Reddit / 7 months ago
  • BTRFS / + EXT2 /boot and moving partition
    I prefer PartedMagic for this sort of thing, but any distro that's bootable from a USB drive should do. - Source: Reddit / 7 months ago
  • is there a program that will wipe hard drive on a usb?
    Some utility distros like Parted Magic make this trivial and it is worth a few bucks to have a copy of Parted Magic laying around. - Source: Reddit / 9 months ago
  • Wiping a lot of SSDs
    You could get a specialized live CD like [PartedMagic]|( which includes a convenient graphical secure erase tool right on the desktop. - Source: Reddit / 10 months ago
  • Urgent help needed!
    I usually keep a copy of Parted Magic around for such emergencies. ​. - Source: Reddit / 12 months ago
  • help, can't install cutting edge/rolling Linux distro because of kernel panics
    For years I have periodically purchased a copy of Parted Magic. I keep it around as my go to "swiss army knife" for all sorts of things. There are other free utility distros, but none are as complete as this one. - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago
  • Where is the real JDownloader?
    u/LimesKey you are missing the point. For starters - I know what happened. Nuke means to legitimately wipe all drives and shred them using I am insulted you think I am just blowing smoke. If you are not going to take what I say seriously just stop commenting. - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago
  • Secure erase SSD with no chance of data recovery
    I use Parted Magic a bootable Linux LiveUSB to issue the command. Some consumer motherboards can issue it as well; I have not tried this. Enterprise gear should have built-in ways of issuing the command. Also it can be issues natively on Linux systems with commands "hdparm" for SATA drives, or "nvme" for NVMe drives, with different arguments. This article goes into good detail, I have not... - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago
  • TIFU by disabling all the USB ports on my PC in Device Manager permanently.
    If you are interested, Parted Magic is a great Linux distro for recovery work. - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago
  • Any good live OS for managing drive partitions?
    The live USB distro of Parted Magic got a load of bad vibes for going "non-free" but to be honest, at $13 for a one-time license, or $50/year to take all the updates, it works well for me, and if you buy and sell as a side gig I expect the up-to-date and hassle-free nature of it is worth at least a one-off purchase. - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • Eraser set to Gutmann files still recoverable after three separate deletions.
    Alternatively, you could try booting PartedMagic from a thumb drive then run fstrim against your system volume and see how it works out. PartedMagic comes equipped with a 'swiss army knife' set of drivers so it might have better luck with your hardware than your regular desktop OS. - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • Everything is gone... damn you supergrub.
    Booting from a live USB distro (I have an old copy of PartedMagic I keep for this, SystemRescueCD is also an option) should let you see what drive you have... GPT or MBR etc and to inspect the partitions. - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • [HELP] No I/O response, hard disk not mounting the boot partition.
    I always keep a copy of this around for when a disk is suspect. - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • Accidentally deleted the kernel - can I rescue my system?
    Since OMV is Debian-based I suggest some Debian distro (Live USB). Usually I use Parted Magic for such tasks. Paid download, but worth every $$$, seriously. - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • Indian tech support scam
    Boot the machine to a boot disk (I use Parted Magic coz it's cheap and has all the tools I like, but there are free alternatives. You can just use a "Live" Ubuntu boot disk if you want an easy life and not pay anything.). - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • File recovery help
    If you want to delve and recover files from your SD you could try the Parted Magic suite. It is extremely flexible and powerful, so read up on it first! I have recovered HDD and SD content quite successfully from corrupted drives over the years, it may not be 100% successful every time but it's never really failed to get most stuff off (unless the drive is totally wasted). - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • Is this a relatively good way to quickly delete/shred a file?
    There are tools who simply those processes too: Parted Magic ($11) is a popular and vetted one GParted (free) also has this option. - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago

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