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3 Ways to Convert Dynamic Disk to Basic Without Data Loss (Free/Paid)

Updated by Brithny on Mar 17, 2021
Written by Daisy

In this post, you are going to learn three ways to convert dynamic disk to basic. The first method promises a safe conversion. You can convert dynamic to basic without losing data. But you need to pay for the easy-to-use software. The second and third methods are free. But you need to take the risk of data loss. Here are the details on how to run dynamic disk converters.

Tip 1. Convert Dynamic Disk to Basic Disk Without Losing Data

If you want to convert dynamic disk to basic without data loss, you need to download EaseUS Partition Master. This partition manager provides the feature to convert dynamic disk to basic disk, including simple volume and mirrored volume. Besides, it has many highlights.

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  • Transfer free disk space from one drive to another directly.
  • Resize/move, merge, clone partition, and check file system error.
  • Clone disk, convert to MBR/GPT, convert to dynamic/basic, and even wipe data.
  • Migrate OS, increase partition space, and more

Follow the steps below to convert a dynamic disk to a basic disk without losing data.

Step 1. Install and open EaseUS Partition Master on your Windows computer.

Step 2. Select the dynamic disk that you want to convert to basic. Right-click it and choose "Convert to Basic".

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Step 3. Click "OK" on the pop-up notice window and you will add this conversion to the pending operations.

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Step 4. Click the "Execute 1 Operation" button at the top-left corner and click "Apply" to begin to convert the dynamic disk to a basic disk. After that, you can also use this partition manager to resize/move, clone, merge, format, and delete the partitions.

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Tip 2. Convert Dynamic Disk to Basic Disk with Disk Management (Free)

Windows Disk Management has a lot of limitations. If you want to convert dynamic disk to basic disk, you have to delete all volumes on dynamic disk first. Therefore, Windows Disk Management is not a wise choice to convert dynamic disk to basic disk without data loss.

Note: Make sure you back up all the data you want to keep before proceeding.

If you only want to convert dynamic disk to basic with a free tool, you can try this method. 

Step 1. In Disk Management, select and hold (or right-click) each volume on the dynamic disk you want to convert to a basic disk, and then click "Delete Volume".

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Step 2. When all volumes on the disk have been deleted, right-click the disk, and then click "Convert to Basic Disk".

On some new operating systems, the disk will automatically turn into a Basic disk after deleting all volumes on the dynamic disk.

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If your disk has mirrored volumes, you can follow these steps.

Step 1. Right-click "My Computer/This PC" and choose "Manage" -> "Storage" -> "Disk Management".

Step 2. Right-click the mirrored volumes and choose "Break Mirrored Volume" or choose "Remove Mirror" to remove the mirror.

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After choosing "Break Mirrored Volume" or "Remove Mirror", the mirrored volumes will become simple volumes. Then, you can delete them and convert dynamic disk to basic disk by repeating delete all volumes on the disk.

Tip 3. Convert Dynamic Disk to Basic Disk With CMD (Free)

This method is free too. You need to be familiar with Command Prompt commands. This method is more difficult than Tip 2. Besides, you may also lose data when you are converting the disk to basic with this method.

Step 1. Type cmd in the Search box and right-click Command Prompt, select "Run as Administrator".

Step 2. Type diskpart and hit Enter to bring up DiskPart.

Step 3. Type the following command and hit Enter each time:

  • list disk
  • select disk 1 (Replace 1 with the disk number of your dynamic disk)
  • detail disk
  • select volume 2 (Replace 2 with the volume number that you want to delete)
  • delete volume 2

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Step 4. When you finish deleting all the volumes, type the following command and hit Enter each time:

  • select disk 1 (Replace 1 with the disk number of your dynamic disk)
  • convert basic

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Conclusion

You have learned about three ways to convert dynamic disk to basic disk. You can also convert basic disk to dynamic disk with simple steps. EaseUS disk management tool makes file system conversion (FAT32 to NTFS or NTFS to FAT32), and disk management easy and fast.

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Brithny is a technology enthusiast, aiming to make readers' tech life easy and enjoyable. She loves exploring new technologies and writing technical how-to tips. On her spare time, she loves sharing things about her favorite singer - Taylor Swift on her Facebook or Twitter.

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Written by Daisy

Daisy is the Senior editor of the writing team for EaseUS. She has been working in EaseUS for over ten years, starting from a technical writer to a team leader of the content group. As a professional author for over 10 years, she writes a lot to help people overcome their tech troubles.

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