PowerQuest : Computer Hardware Buyers’ Glossary
©1997-2017 2008-01-22 Roedy Green of Canadian Mind Products
Powerquest was bought out by Symantec. This is too bad. Powerquest was a family firm
from Utah with a strong desire to produce quality products, not just make money.
Powerquest makes a series of products for managing hard disks with Intel
CPUs (Central Processing Units). The most famous is PartitionMagic. If you do a lot of fiddling with partitions
setting up computers for people, or wish you could grow and shrink them on the fly,
PartitionMagic is invaluable. It can
also convert partitions between the various types. Includes support for DOS/Windows
FAT16, Windows FAT32, Linux ext 2, Linux SWAP, NT NTFS (New Technology File System),
and OS/2 HPFS (High Performance File System)
They are good people. They pay attention when you email or phone them. Their
products are solid, straightforward and bug free. Their products include:
partitions the hard drive on the fly and makes managing
multiple operating systems easy. Includes BootMagic, a GUI (Graphic User Interface)
style way to control with OS (Operating System) you want to boot next. BootMagic does not include
command line control for fully automated reboots, e.g. to run a nightly script in
a variety of operating system.
Drive Image Pro
allows you to create an exact hard-disk image for fast
deployment, upgrades or backups.
PartitionMagic for servers. Lets you upgrade a server and
expand its partitions on the fly.
automatically backs up data without user
reverses harmful or unwanted system changes.
Lost & Found
gives users the ability to recover deleted or damaged
files, even after the drive is formatted.
gives resellers or corporations the ability to provide a
simple, one-step system recovery solution with the computers they sell or
creates a hard drive image file that can be used for backup
a fast way to copy one entire hard drive to another.