If users know little about dynamic disk, converting dynamic disk to basic disk will bring a lot of troubles.
After knowing the
attractive advantages of dynamic disk, many users are eager to convert the
single disk in computer to dynamic disk perhaps. However, after the conversion,
what we could do is only to create simple volume. We can not create the other
kind of volumes and back up data redundancy. We can not manage volumes, either.
Even if we could download dynamic disk managers on the internet, most of them
are unable to manage volumes well. Therefore, the principle of dynamic disk
should be made clear to all of us before the conversion. As a matter of fact,
dynamic disk is a use form of hard disk, which is better than basic disk. For
instance, dynamic disk stores larger data and provides higher data security. But
these advantages are designed for several hard disks. Only on several hard
disks, can we realize creating kinds of volumes. If there is only one disk in
computer, we can only operate on simple volume, which is similar to basic disk
operations and may cause a lot of troubles. Thus, we are supposed to be cautious
before converting basic disk to dynamic disk. However, if there are several
disks in computer, dynamic disk is our best choice. And we need a dynamic
"Convert Dynamic Disk to Basic" function built in
Now, we will convert the single dynamic disk to
basic disk. But it can not be realized by employing the "Convert Dynamic
Disk to Basic" function of the disk management tool built in
We can see that there is only one disk and it is dynamic disk. When we select
the disk and right click mouse, the option "Convert to Basic
Disk" in the menu bar is unavailable because the disk management tool
built in operating system can not convert dynamic disk to basic disk at this
time. In order to convert dynamic disk to basic disk, we need to delete volumes
in disk. However, there is only one volume which stores operating system. If the
volume is deleted, the operating system is unable to run, so this method is not
"Convert Dynamic Disk to Basic" function of MiniTool
Since the disk management tool built in operating
system is not advisable to convert dynamic disk to basic disk, an alternative
method is recommended. The professional dynamic converter MiniTool Partition Wizard is suggested. With this dynamic converter, we can convert dynamic disk to
basic disk without deleting any volume or damaging data. First, download the
dynamic converter on the official website http://www.partitionwizard.com/. Then
install and run the dynamic converter.
Running this dynamic converter, we can see disk status in computer. In order to
convert dynamic disk to basic disk, select the disk and click "Convert
Dynamic Disk to Basic" in the left "Operations" area.
From the preview effect, we can see that the dynamic disk has been converted to
basic disk. Click "Apply" to perform the operation.
The dynamic converter will ask us to restart computer. Click "Restart
Now" and the following window will be shown after restart.
This is the converting interface. When the conversion is finished, the computer
will restart again and the dynamic disk will be converted to basic disk
With the dynamic converter, we can convert dynamic disk to basic disk easily
without losing data, which can not be realized with disk management tool built
in operating system. However, dynamic disk information is necessary before we
convert dynamic disk to basic disk. More solutions to problems about dynamic
disk management can be got on the official website: http://www.partitionwizard.com