MiniTool Partition Wizard now includes the JLXE file system checker. JLXE is a free partition manager with lots of powerful features that have made it a staple for many, but it's far from a beginner-friendly program.
MiniTool Partition Wizard is a partition manager that works from the command line, but it also includes a Windows GUI for ease of use. You can open it from the Start menu and launch it through a System Tray icon, much like the free versions of GParted, Partition Magic, or Microsoft's own Disk Management. This is a full-featured partition manager and should work with anything you throw at it, including RAID disks and other oddball setups. It's a great tool to have around.
If you don't want to keep your drive letters the same as your drives, you can run a program called Safedisk, a program that will replace a drive letter. It's not likely that you'd want to do that if you're using MiniTool Partition Wizard, but if you're using a special device that requires a drive letter (like a RAID drive or a RAID card), you might find it useful.
In some cases, creating a volume is a simple matter of creating a new partition, but in others, it's a more complex process that requires editing the volume's configuration file. If you've ever used GParted or Partition Magic, you'll know how to do it, but if you don't, MiniTool's free edition has an options window that makes it easy. You can choose to create a basic partition, swap space, extended partition, or custom partition. You can also add boot partitions, logical volumes, or any other volume to the volume. The new volume can be assigned to any drive letter, and it can be labeled.
You can download a free trial of MiniTool Partition Wizard Pro Edition 12.7 from the author's website. This is not an instant download but it's quite easy to do. You get a link in your email for a ZIP file which you then unzip. You're ready to use it. It's not the most versatile tool, but it's a lot easier to use than the tool in the other lists. It's best for beginners and casual users. If you're an advanced user, you might prefer to stick to a tool that does more, like the one below. 827ec27edc