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Last update: 27-05-2014

Acronis Disk Director 11 Home is a powerful tool for managing disks and volumes

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Acronis Disk Director 11 Home is a powerful tool for managing disks and volumes.

With Acronis Disk Director 11 Home you can:

  • Create basic and dynamic volumes;
  • Add, remove, or break mirrored volumes. See also Dynamic Disk Types Support in Windows Editions;
  • Copy or move a volume of one type as a volume of another type - Change the type of a volume when copying or moving it. For example, you can copy the contents of a mirrored volume to a spanned volume;
  • Convert primary volumes to logical and vice versa - Convert a primary volume to logical to create a fifth volume on a disk that currently has four primary volumes;
  • Convert basic disks to dynamic and vice versa. See Acronis Disk Director 11: Converting Basic to Dynamic Disks and Vice Versa;
  • Convert GPT disks to MBR and vice versa - Change the partitioning scheme of your disk the way you need it;
  • Import foreign disks - Make dynamic disks added from another machine accessible for the system;
  • Changing a disk status: online to offline and vice versa - Change a disk status to offline in order to protect it from unintentional use;
  • Disk cloning - The Disk Cloning wizard lets you replace the old basic MBR disk with a new one without reinstalling operating systems and applications;
  • Disk and volume management operations:
    • Resize, move, copy, split and merge volumes;
    • Format and label volumes, assign volume letters, and set volumes active;
    • Delete volumes;
    • Initialize newly added hard disks;
    • Explore volume data, even on Linux volumes before performing operations;
    • Preview changes made in disk and volume layout before applying them;
    • Browse through the detailed information about all hard disks, volumes and file systems.
  • Acronis Recovery Expert - Recover accidentally lost or deleted volumes on basic MBR disks;
  • Acronis Bootable Media Builder - You can create bootable media based both on WinPE and Linux to use Acronis Disk Director on bare metal or outside of an operating system;
  • Acronis OS Selector - Easy-to-use boot manager that allows several operating systems on a single machine and lets you create different configurations for any installed operating system, including Windows 7. See also Acronis Disk Director 11 Home: Installation of Acronis OS Selector;
  • Log - Examine information about disk and volume operations, including reasons for failure, if any.
  • Acronis Disk Editor - Edit hard disk data at the sector level. See also Acronis Disk Director 11: Acronis Disk Editor;
  • Convert file system: FAT16 <-> FAT32 and EXT2 <-> EXT3. See also Acronis Disk Director 11: Converting File System;
  • Hide\Unhide volume. See also Acronis Disk Director 11: Hiding and Unhiding Volumes;
  • Convert file system: change cluster size. See also Acronis Disk Director 11: Changing Cluster Size.

More information

Acronis Disk Director 11 Home works both with internal and external disks.