Acronis Disk Director 12 Adds Support for Windows 8 and 8.1

Paul Lilly

Handy disk management tool for manipulating partitions

Acronis on Wednesday rolled out Acronis Disk Director 12 , the newest version of its disk management and data manipulation software. Disk Director's 12 core library support was developed by Acronis Labs, the company's $10 million high-tech R&D center launched in 2013. Using the provided tools, users can partition, format, manipulate, clone, install, share, convert, boot, span, merge, split, resize, copy, and move data or disk partitions without losing files.

"Since it first hit the market 13 years ago, Acronis Disk Director has been a leading disk management tool and has remained a must-have for technical users who want the most complete disk partitioning and data manipulation solution available," said Nat Maple , Senior Vice President & General Manager, Global Consumer Business, Acronis. "But data protection needs have evolved dramatically over the last decade. With most computers now shipping with one large single partition hard drive, the most basic form of data protection available is to create different logical partitions for the operating system and your personal data, protecting your data in the case of an issue or infection of the operating system."

The new version offers extended Windows support, including for Windows 8 and Windows 8.1, along with earlier versions going back to Windows XP. It also supports newer Unified Extensible Firmwar Interface (UEFI)-based BIOSes. Acronis says Disk Director 12 users can create bootable media and boot into a recovery environment on UEFI systems.

Acronis Disk Director 12 is available now for $50 MSRP; three-license packs are available for $80 MSRP.

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