Aomei versus Acronis
I just wanted to drop a note of appreciation for the great job Aomei Partition Assistant Pro did. I had an new external drive WD 1TB and used Acronis Disk Director 12 to initialize it. Then when I went to create the volume/partition, Acronis said it could not ready the drive. Went through that cycle a couple of times and then fired up Aomei. It found the drive right away but said it needed to be initialized. Did that, no problem. Created the partition using the Advanced settings - NO PROBLEM.
How cool is that!