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Convert Dynamic Disk to Basic Disk Without Data Loss

Daisy updated on Dec 30, 2020 Partition Master Guide | How-to Articles

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. Don't worry, EaseUS Partition Master is such a tool to help you solve the problem without deleting all the volumes.

How to convert dynamic disk to basic disk with EaseUS Partition Master

EaseUS Partition Master provides the feature to convert dynamic disk to basic disk, including simple volume and mirrored volume, and here are the steps:

Case 1: Convert dynamic disk containing simple volumes to a basic disk


Step 1: Install and open EaseUS Partition Master on your Windows computer by clicking the download button.

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Step 2: Select dynamic disk which 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 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 "Apply" to begin to convert dynamic to 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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After the operations above, 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, or use "Resize volume" to resize dynamic disk directly.

Case 2: Convert dynamic disk containing mirrored volumes to a basic disk

To convert mirrored volumes, you need to break mirrored volumes by Windows Disk Management and then convert dynamic disk to basic disk with the "Convert to basic disk" feature of EaseUS Partition Master.

Step 1: Right-click "My Computer" and choose "Manage" -> "Storage" -> "Disk Management", right click the mirrored volumes and choose "Break Mirrored Volume" to break mirrored volumes or choose "Remove Mirror" to remove the mirror. If the boot/system partition is on the mirrored volumes, you can only choose "Remove Mirror" to remove mirror. Please backup your important data before this operation.

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Step 2: After choosing "Break Mirrored Volume" or "Remove Mirror", the mirrored volumes on the dynamic disk which you want to Convert to basic disk will become simple volumes. Follow the steps in Case 1 to complete converting dynamic disk to basic disk.

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