Tuesday, February 7, 2012

How to Copy dynamic volumes with excellent dynamic disk manger

As computer plays an important role in our daily life and work, data stored in the computer become more and more important. To avoid data loss, we should take many measures to protect data, such as storing data on other partitions except system partition, paying attention to heat dissipation of hard disk, and not receiving mails with unclear origin. The safest way, I think, is to copy all data out from the disk. At this time, some people may say they are dynamic disk users and they can not copy data with software but backup manually while back-upping manually will cost a large amount of time. In fact, we do not need to perform such troublesome operations. Although data are stored on dynamic volumes, we can copy them to other hard disks after converting dynamic volume to basic partition. This method can copy data out faster though it is a little troublesome. However, we can not covert dynamic volumes to basic partitions directly under Windows operating system unless we delete all dynamic volumes to convert dynamic disk to basic disk. Therefore, to copy dynamic volumes, we must ask dynamic disk manager for help to accomplish conversion without data loss. It is very easy to convert dynamic disk to basic disk and copy dynamic volumes with dynamic disk manager. To perform all these operations more safely, we must select a professional dynamic disk manager. Here, I recommend MiniTool Partition Wizard, an excellent dynamic disk manager developed by MiniTool Solution Ltd.. I believe everybody can accomplish copying dynamic volumes safely, conveniently, and fast.

Copy dynamic volumes with MiniTool Partition Wizard
To finish copying dynamic volumes with MiniTool Partition Wizard, we must visit its official website to download this excellent dynamic manager first, and then install it on the very partition or volume where we do not perform any operations to avoid rebooting the computer. After installing successfully, we open it to see the following interface:

This is the main interface of this dynamic disk manager. Now, let's finish the first step of copying dynamic volumes-convert dynamic disk to basic disk . First, we select the disk needing converting, and then click "Convert Dynamic Disk to Basic" functional button in the action panel to enter the next interface.

 From the above interface, we can see the selected dynamic disk has been converted to basic disk. However, this is just a preview the dynamic disk manager offers us. We need click "Apply" functional button to confirm our operations. Next, we need to open this dynamic disk manager again after the computer accomplishes rebooting. 

Next, let's finish the second step of copying dynamic volumes. Select partition where copying data is needed, and then click "Copy" to enter the next interface.
We can copy disk on the above interface. Here, we select a blank disk, and then click "Next" to accomplish all operations according to prompts. Next, we go back to the main interface.

After going back to the main interface, we can see all data needing copying have been copied to another disk. At this time, we click "Apply" to perform all operations. With doing these operations, we can finish copying dynamic volumes thoroughly.  

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