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Acronis Disk Director

Acronis Disk Director

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Acronis Disk Director is a powerful and easy-to-use tool for managing disks and volumes. With a comprehensive set of operations, you can organize your hard disk and volume configuration for optimal performance, while keeping your data safe. Acronis Disk Director for PC is a set of powerful tools that work together to optimize your disk usage and protect your data.

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Create and manage disk partitions to store different file systems or operating systems on one disk. Easily recover lost or deleted data, reduce the time of image backups and diagnostic tools, and improve overall PC performance.

Acronis Disk Director is a comprehensive disk management software for Windows users, developed by Acronis International GmbH. It offers a wide range of tools and features to help users manage their hard drives efficiently, including partitioning, resizing, merging, splitting, and formatting partitions. Whether you're a home user or an IT professional, it aims to provide a seamless experience for disk management tasks, ensuring data integrity and optimal performance.

End of life

Introduced nearly two decades ago, it has served as a versatile tool catering to various user needs. Originally designed to manage disk partitions, especially in scenarios with multiple operating systems on a single hard disk, it played a crucial role in maintaining dual or multiboot systems before the era of virtualization.

However, with the advancement of technology, modern operating systems now come equipped with native tools for disk partition management. Consequently, the demand for this software has dwindled. In response to this shift, Acronis has opted to retire Acronis Disk Director and redirect its focus towards its flagship products: Acronis Cyber Protect for corporate clients, Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud for managed service providers (MSPs), and Acronis Cyber Protect Home Office for individual users.

While the decision has been made to discontinue sales and support for this program, the existing users can rest assured that the product will continue to function as promised, even beyond the cessation of sales and support services.

Highlights

Manipulate
Manage your data, whether you are splitting, resizing, converting, or merging volumes. Create, convert, and copy files and volumes as needed.

Partition
Mapping hard drives and creating partitions are made easy, allowing you to do more in less time. Format, label and make your partitions active in one easy step reducing time spent and risk of errors.

Format
Let Acronis DiskDirector make complex operations easy and more efficient with an intuitively designed user interface. Format your drive with the correct file system, whether FAT16, FAT32, NTFS, Exts, Ext3, Reiser3, Linux, SWAP.

Recover
Volume recovery is an easy to use tool that lets you recover volumes that were accidentally deleted or damaged due to a hardware failure. Learn more...

Clone
Clone disk to a replacement HDD. No need to spend hours installing your old disk's operating system and applications. Disk cloning returns you to action on the new disk in just minutes
 
Install
The ability to SPLIT your existing single volume into two volumes, and install a second operating system into the second volume.

Convert
As your requirements change, you can quickly convert between basic and dynamic disks in just moments.

Span
Span volume across multiple physical disks - Supports up to 32 disks.

Access
Acronis Disk Editor allows direct byte accessing and editing capabilities on your disk.
 
Boot
Now supports Windows 11/10 Preinstallation Environment. Boot from a CD/DVD or USB drive without having any operating system installed.

Features
  • Partition Management: Easily create, resize, merge, split, and format partitions on your hard drive.
  • Disk Cloning and Migration: Clone your entire disk or migrate your operating system to a new disk effortlessly.
  • Data Recovery: Recover lost or deleted partitions and restore damaged disks with built-in recovery tools.
  • Bootable Media Creation: Create bootable media to manage your disks even when your operating system is unbootable.
  • File System Optimization: Optimize file systems for better performance and storage efficiency.
  • Dynamic Disk Support: Manage dynamic disks, including volume resizing and conversion.
  • Compatibility: Supports various file systems, including NTFS, FAT32, Ext2/3, ReiserFS, and more.
User Interface

It features a user-friendly interface with intuitive navigation and clearly labeled tools. The interface is designed to make disk management tasks accessible to users of all levels of expertise, with wizards and step-by-step guides to assist users through complex operations.

How to Use
  • Partition Creation: Select the disk where you want to create a partition, click on the "Create Partition" option, specify the size and file system for the new partition, and follow the prompts to complete the process.
  • Disk Cloning: Choose the source and target disks, select the cloning method (automatic or manual), and initiate the cloning process.
  • Data Recovery: Scan for lost or deleted partitions, select the partition to recover, and follow the recovery wizard to restore the partition and its data.
  • Bootable Media Creation: Insert a blank CD/DVD or USB drive, select the option to create bootable media, and follow the instructions to create a bootable disk with this tool.
  • File System Optimization: Select the disk or partition to optimize, choose the optimization method (fast or thorough), and initiate the optimization process.
FAQ

Can Acronis Disk Director for PC resize partitions without data loss?
Yes, it can resize partitions non-destructively, meaning it can adjust partition sizes without causing data loss.

Is Acronis Disk Director compatible with SSDs and external hard drives?
Yes, it supports SSDs, external hard drives, and other storage devices connected to your computer.

Can I use Acronis Disk Director to convert dynamic disks to basic disks?
Yes, it offers tools to convert dynamic disks to basic disks and vice versa.

Does Acronis Disk Director support Windows 11/10 and later versions?
Yes, the program is compatible with Windows 11 and 10, as well as earlier and later versions of Windows.

Is there a Mac version of Acronis Disk Director available?
No, this software is currently only available for Windows operating systems.

Alternatives

EaseUS Partition Master: Offers similar disk management features with a user-friendly interface.

MiniTool Partition Wizard: Provides partitioning and disk management tools for Windows users.

Paragon Hard Disk Manager: Offers advanced partitioning capabilities and disk optimization features.

AOMEI Partition Assistant: A comprehensive disk management tool with partitioning, cloning, and recovery features.

GParted: A free, open-source partition editor for Linux-based systems.

System Requirements
  • Operating System: Windows 7/8/10/11
  • Processor: 1 GHz or faster
  • RAM: 1 GB or higher
  • Hard Disk Space: 1 GB of free space
  • Additional Requirements: Internet connection for product activation
PROS
  • User-friendly interface
  • Comprehensive disk management features
  • Non-destructive partition resizing
  • Disk cloning and migration tools
  • Data recovery capabilities
CONS
  • This application has been discontinued
  • Subscription-based pricing model
  • Limited free trial version
Note: Limited functionality in the demo version.

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What's new in this version:

Acronis Disk Director 12 Build 12.5.163
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Acronis Disk Director 12 Build 12.5.158

New:
- The same Acronis Disk Director 12.5 product now supports the server and non-server operating systems. The Server license is required for server operating systems, the Workstation license for other operating systems
- Support for Windows Server 2016
- Support for native 4K disks (disks that report a 4 KB logical sector size). Previously, only 512-byte emulation disks (512e) were supported
- The maximum size of a volume that Acronis Disk Director can manage in the Demo (trial) mode is increased from 100 MB to 10 GB
- Compatibility with Acronis True Image 2019. Both products can operate on the same machine and on the same Linux-based bootable media. Use the media builder provided with Acronis Disk Director to create this media
- Updated Linux kernel in bootable media to support modern hardware

Fixed:
- Windows ADK v1803 on Windows 10 is not detected when trying to create WinPE media via Acronis Media Builder
- Windows ADK v1703 on Windows 10 is not detected when trying to create WinPE media via Acronis Media Builder


Acronis Disk Director 12 Build 12.0.96

What's New in Update 2:
- EFI Secure Boot support in bootable media environment
- Updated Linux kernel in bootable media to support modern hardware, including eMMC devices and tablets
- Improved support for 2-4TB disks

List of fixed issues in Update 2:
- "Not enough memory to perform the operation." error appears when changing cluster size of 3TB GPT disk
- Acronis Recovery Expert component does not work in WinPE bootable media
- It is not possible to create bootable media with both Acronis Disk Director 12 and Acronis Backup 12/12.5 components at the same time
- “Collect system information” option is missing in bootable media environment

List of fixed issues in Update 1:
- Acronis Disk Director bootable media builder component doesn’t work when installed on the same machine where with Acronis True Image 2016 is installed
- Acronis Disk Director crashes on reboot if BootExecute key is NULL in Windows registry


Acronis Disk Director 12 Build 12.0.3297

New:
- EFI Secure Boot support in bootable media environment
- Updated Linux kernel in bootable media to support modern hardware, including eMMC devices and tablets
- Improved support for 2-4TB disks

Fixed:
- "Not enough memory to perform the operation." error appears when changing cluster size of 3TB GPT disk
- Acronis Recovery Expert component does not work in WinPE bootable media
- It is not possible to create bootable media with both Acronis Disk Director 12 and Acronis Backup 12/12.5 components at the same time
- “Collect system information” option is missing in bootable media environment
- Acronis Disk Director bootable media builder component doesn’t work when installed on the same machine where with Acronis True Image 2016 is installed
- Acronis Disk Director crashes on reboot if BootExecute key is NULL in Windows registry