How to Resize/Remove Dynamic Volume

Daisy updated on Dec 04, 2019 to Partition Master Guide | How-to Articles

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 numerous hard disks.
  • You want to resize a striped volume, mirrored volume or RAID-5 volume on your dynamic disk while Windows disk manager cannot resize them except for simple volume and mirrored volume.

To deal with all the tasks mentioned above, sometimes you are also required to remove GPT dynamic disk so that you can resize it. Partition manager software - EaseUS Partition Master can resize (shrink and extend) and remove 5 type GPT dynamic volumes: simple volume, mirrored volume, striped volume, spanned volume and RAID-5 volume.

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How to Extend and Resize GPT Dynamic Volume

 

Step 1: Locate the volume

Choose the volume on the dynamic disk, right-click on it and choose "Resize/Move".

choose the volume

Step 2: Resize the volume

To shrink a volume - drag the volume panel leftward or use the Partition size option to adjust the volume size you'd like to decrease, then click "OK" to confirm.

To extend a volume - If there is no unallocated space, repeat the shrink volume process to create enough unallocated space. Then on the new pop-out window, use your mouse to drag one of its ends into unallocated space. Click "OK" to confirm. 

drag the mouse to resize the volume

Step 3: Apply changes

To save the changes, click "Execute Operation" and then "Apply".

apply changes to the volume
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Tips: Resize GPT dynamic volume feature is not available in EaseUS Partition Master Free Edition.

 
 

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Will the "Migrate OS" feature transfer the Windows system files only or the whole C drive?

To ensure that the migrated system will boot normally, the Migrate OS feature will transfer all the files in the system and the boot partitions. Generally, the boot partition is the C drive so the transfer will include all the files in C.

Does EaseUS Partition Master license apply to multiple computers?

The license of Partition Master Professional and Server editions can be used on 1 computer only, while that for for the Technician and Unlimited editions can be used on multiple machines.

What is the difference between EaseUS Partition Master Trial version and the Free version?

Free is for home users only, with most basic functions available such as partition resize and clone. While trial can help you understand how this product works and test what a full license can do on a business or server OS machine.

Will it cause any data loss after resizing the partition in EaseUS Partition Master?

Generally, it will not cause any data loss or boot issue by resizing a partition. However, in order to protect your data, we suggest that you backup the partition before resizing, in case of any unexpected situations such as power outages, computer hardware failures, etc. You can use EaseUS Todo Backup to backup the partition and its trial version is fully functioned for 30 days.

What should I prepare before resizing the partition?

On the partition that is going to be operated, there might be some files being occupied by other programs. To ensure a successful operation, we suggest that you close all the unnecessary software before resizing that partition. Otherwise, EaseUS Partition Master will detect the partition being locked by the other software and require a reboot to resize the partition under boot mode.

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