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How to change dynamic disk to basic disk?

2016-09-01 13:19:04 Posted by Daisy to Partition Manager

Summary:
How to change dynamic disk to basic disk? EaseUS Partition Master can convert/change dynamic disk to basic disk without data loss under Windows XP/Vista/7/8 and Server 2003/2008/2012.

Yesterday I saw an intense discussion in a forum and many users argued if they should use dynamic disk or basic disk. This is really an annoying question and maybe there is no right answer. There are many reasons why many users choose dynamic disk, such as disk and volume management tasks are performed without having to restart the computer afterwards, dynamic disks support an unlimited number (up to 2000) of volumes, and volumes can be extended.

Many users prefer basic disk because of the following reasons: they think basic disk is the most compatible disk type; dynamic disk cannot be resized directly before Windows Vista; dynamic disk only exists after Windows 2000 version and many other reasons.

Could we convert basic disk to dynamic disk or change dynamic disk to basic disk? In Windows (32bit and 64bit), it is easy to convert basic disk to dynamic disk, but changing dynamic disk to basic disk is very annoying. How to change dynamic disk to basic disk without data loss in an easy and safe way?

Professional disk management software - EaseUS Partition Master can convert/change dynamic disk to basic disk directly without data loss.

How to change dynamic disk to basic disk with EaseUS Partition Master?

EaseUS Partition Master can convert/change dynamic disk containing simple volumes into a basic disk directly.

1. Launch EaseUS Partition Master.

2. Select dynamic disk which you want to change to basic disk on the disk map, Disk becomes available on the toolbar. Click "Disk" and choose "Convert to basic disk" or right click the dynamic disk and choose "Convert to basic disk".

3. After you choose "Convert to basic disk", you will see the dynamic disk has become basic disk on the disk map.

4. Click "Apply" to change dynamic disk to basic disk. After EaseUS Partition Master applies these changes, you will see the dynamic disk has become basic disk in Windows Disk Management. And then you can use "Resize/Move partition" feature to resize partitions on the basic disk. You can also use "Resize volume" to resize dynamic volumes directly.