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Magic 6.0 does
what it claims to do and well
Lloyd Boutwell, ORCOPUG MEMBER
Printed in Nibbles & Bits, February 2001
PowerQuest has done it again with Partition Magic 6.0. It
is certainly a pleasure to review a software program that
does what it claims to do and does it well. I now own Version
2 through 6 of Partition Magic. I wanted Version 6 since I
“upgraded” to Windows Me, which is not compatible with earlier
versions of PM because of the DOS thing (some PM features
require a DOS-like operation).
believe that most everyone is familiar with Partition Magic
by now so I won’t go into the obvious features but there are
new capabilities that need to be recognized.
was a no-brainer to install; in fact, it deletes earlier versions
of PM so you don’t have to bother. I had the opportunity to
try PM6 on three different computers. The first is an old
486 running Windows 98SE. The second is a slightly later computer,
a Pentium II (266 MHz). The third and latest, at least for
me, computer is a Pentium III (600 MHz). The second and third
computers are running Windows Me.
went without a hitch on the first computer and I even had
the chance to use the undelete partition feature. However,
there was a slight glitch with the Pentium II. I found that
I had to disconnect my SCSI ZIP and JAZ drives otherwise the
computer would lockup when I tried to run PM6. With the SCSI
drives disconnected everything went smoothly. It appears that
PM6 does not like the hardware combination of Iomega’s BUZ
interface card and the removable drives.
problem also existed with the earlier versions of Partition
Magic, so I was not surprised. The Pentium III computer also
has a SCSI JAZ drive but the interface card is Adaptec’s 2930
and PM6 had no problems with this combination. I also had
an EIDE hard drive connected to my USB using an adapter and
PM6 found this drive as well, although it took many minutes
before I saw the results.
almost thought the software quit—it took so long. I was pleasantly
surprised that not only did PM6 work with Windows Me but also
there are some additional features such as Tree View, Scale
Disk Map, and Copy Partition. Tree View is very similar to
the view available with the Windows file Explorer and is very
convenient if you have more than one hard drive on your system.
I have three hard drives on the Pentium III computer and the
Tree View quickly showed me the status of all three drives
without having to scroll through a list like the earlier PM
Scale Disk Map is somewhat of a goody since it just gives
you a relative display of each hard drive’s capacity. One
of the biggest surprises was the Copy Partition feature. This
allowed me to transfer my software system from one hard drive
it is not as straight forward as PowerQuest’s Drive Copy or
Drive Image, I will not have to upgrade my version 2.0 of
Drive Image (the current version available is 4.0).
retail price is $69.95, or $29.95 for the upgrade. BUT, User
group members can get Partition Magic for $30 at PowerQuest’s
user group site. Go to http://www.ugr.com/order.
Give our user group name and the special code, UGFLYR00, to
be eligible for the discount price. You can print the form
and mail, or order online. Be sure to see The PowerQuest Bundle,
too. It costs only $99 for Partition Magic, Drive Image, Second
Chance, and Lost and Found! —LG