Dynamic disk has much more advantages than basic disk. Many users are eager to convert basic disk to dynamic disk. If we are not very familiar to dynamic disk, managing disk will be troublesome because dynamic disk and basic disk are two completely different usage modes of disk. Users find that some of the functions of dynamic disk still cannot be realized after converting. Creating spanned volume or mirrored volume is impossible. What we can do is only creating simple volumes similar to primary partitions. The reason is that dynamic disk is the kind of usage mode of managing two or more disks. Most of the PC only has one disk. Converting basic disk to dynamic disk will be meaningless and the unfamiliar disk usage mode will cause many troubles. It is suggested to convert dynamic disk to basic disk. The disk management will be convenient and the security of data will be guaranteed.
Disadvantages of converting dynamic disk to basic disk with system built-in disk management tool
The operation of converting basic disk to dynamic disk is very simple. Most of the users do it with the built-in disk management tool of system. We only need one step to finish the converting. However, the operation is irreversible. We cannot convert dynamic disk to basic disk with the disk management tool. However, as there is the option of "Convert Dynamic Disk to Basic Disk", there must be a way to use it. Actually, we need to delete all the volumes in the disk to convert dynamic disk back to basic disk. All the data will be lost if we delete all the volumes. The work of copying all the data to other storage devices probably will cost us a whole weekend time. Therefore, we can see that converting dynamic disk to basic disk with the disk management tool of system is undesirable. Is there any easier way to convert dynamic disk to basic disk? MiniTool Partition Wizard helps us realize the easy and safe conversion from dynamic disk to basic disk. It also guarantees the security of data.
MiniTool Partition Wizard helps us convert dynamic disk to basic disk
For family users, the most common operating systems are Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 2000, and Windows Vista. The professional partition magic, MiniTool Partition Wizard, can be compatible with them all as well as Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008. There is no need to worry about the compatibility. MiniTool Partition Wizard will not cause any data damage or loss because it does not do operations on the partition data area. After knowing about the compatibility and security of MiniTool Partition Wizard, let us make a presentation of how to use MiniTool Partition Wizard to convert dynamic disk to basic disk.
How to use MiniTool Partition Wizard to convert dynamic disk to basic disk
Similar to the disk management tool, the operation of converting dynamic disk to basic disk with MiniTool Partition Wizard is very simple. We only need a few steps to finish the converting. Run the MiniTool Partition Wizard in Windows 2000 to enter into the main interface of it.
In this main interface, right click the dynamic disk that is to convert, and then choose "Convert Dynamic Disk to Basic Disk" in the shortcut menu. The preview effect shows that the dynamic disk has been converted to basic disk. Click the "Apply" button on the toolbar to execute the operation.
The operation of converting dynamic disk to basic disk with MiniTool Partition Wizard is not only simple but also safe. Please visit the official website https://www.partitionwizard.com/ of MiniTool Partition Wizard for more information.