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How to resize dynamic volume?

2016-08-02 09:42:00 Posted by Daisy to Partition Master Guide

Summary:
Step-by-step tutorial to resize dynamic volume with EaseUS Partition Master on Windows XP/Vista/7/8 and Server 2003/2008/2012.

In general, you need to resize dynamic volume when:

  • You find your data volume is running low disk space, you want to increase more free space for it.
  • You want to stripe a volume to span multiple hard drives because striping volume can improve the read/write speed of data for all files and data are read from and written to simultaneously multiple hard disks.
  • You want to resize a striped volume, mirrored volume or RAID-5 volume on your dynamic disk while Windows disk manager can not resize them except for simple volume and mirrored volume..

Partition manager software - EaseUS Partition Master can resize (shrink and extend) 5 type dynamic volumes: simple volume, mirrored volume, striped volume, spanned volume and RAID-5 volume.

To resize dynamic volume:

1. Download EaseUS Partition Master and install it on your computer.

2. Launch EaseUS Partition Master.

EaseUS Partition Master

3. Right click the dynamic volume you want to resize, select Resize volume.

Choose resize volume

4. Position the mouse pointer on the right partition handle to extend or shrink the volume, or you can directly enter the size.

Choose resize volume

5. Click OK, and you will see the size change of dynamic volume on the disk layout.

6. Click Apply to execute the operation.

Tips: Resize dynamic volume feature is not available in EaseUS Partition Master Free Edition.