Sunday, January 8, 2012

How to create simple volume with partition magic

Simple volume is a kind of dynamic disk volume. What is dynamic disk? Dynamic disk is a new feature started from Windows 2000 era. For basic disk, dynamic disk provides more flexible management and features. At the same time, it is similar to partition in basic disk. Dynamic disk has no limit to simple volume number. As long as space allows, we can create simple volumes in dynamic disk as we need. In basic disk, to extend one partition, the unallocated space should be adjacent to that partition. Dynamic disk has no such requirement. It can not only extend volume with the non-adjacent unallocated space, but also extend volume with unallocated space on other disks.

Partition magic that supports basic disk as well as dynamic disk
In basic disk, we cannot create spanned partition. However, we can create new volume with unallocated space after upgrading basic disk to dynamic disk. Creating new volume is just the same as creating partition. With certain partition magic we can do this easily. For example, MiniTool Partition Wizard is professional partition magic that helps users manage basic disk as well as dynamic disk. With MiniTool Partition Wizard, users are able to manage dynamic disk well.

Use MiniTool Partition Wizard to create simple volume
To create simple volume, there must be at least one dynamic disk in computer. Run MiniTool Partition Wizard. 

In the main interface of MiniTool Partition Wizard, we can see whether there are any dynamic disks in computer. To create simple volume, select "Dynamic Disk" and click "Create" button on toolbar. 

In this interface, we can choose volume types. Select "Simple" and then click "Next" button to step forward. 

Choose one dynamic disk to create simple volume. For example, select "Disk 3" at "Available" area at left and then click "Add" button, and MiniTool Partition Wizard will add it to "Selected" area. To cancel selected dynamic disk, click "Remove". Click "Next" button to finish dynamic disk choosing.

After choosing dynamic disk, this interface will show up. We can set volume size, drive letter and file system, etc. Drag the black triangle to resize volume. Click "Finish" button to finish creating. 

In main interface we can see the preview effect of newly created simple volume. Click "Apply" button at up-left corner to execute all operations.

Through this operation sample, we can see creating volume with MiniTool Partition Wizard is very simple. Please visit official website of MiniTool Partition Wizard for more information:

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