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  • The concept of dynamic disk was put forward when Windows 2000 was released and this style of disk is superior to basic disk. Dynamic disk is able to help users realize management of multiple disks. We can create different types of volumes and the single volume is not limited by the space of single disk. Besides, dynamic disk has relatively larger capacity, and it is beneficial to improving operation speed of computer and accessing speed of file. Furthermore, volumes in dynamic disk facilitate protecting data information. It is due to these advantages that dynamic disk style is used in most Servers. But for common users, dynamic disk is unfamiliar. As a matter of fact, converting basic disk to dynamic disk can be easily carried out with built-in disk management tool.

    Firstly, right click "Computer" and select "Manage" in the popping up menu bar to enter management interface. Then in the interface of "Server Manager", find and unfold "Storage". Next, click "Disk Management" to get the interface of Disk Management.

    From the picture, it can be seen there are several disks in the computer and they are all basic disks. At this time, right click any disk and select "Convert to Dynamic Disk" in the popping up menu bar to get the next interface.

    In this interface, select the disk that will be converted to dynamic disk. We will select four disks and click "OK". Then click "Continue" according to the prompt information to finish converting basic disk to dynamic disk.

    Returning to the disk management interface, we can see all disks have been converted to dynamic disk from basic disk, which is so simple.

    Convert to Basic Disk
    Seeing the above operations, many users can not help converting the only basic disk to dynamic disk, but after conversion, the merits mentioned above can not be experienced. However, those advantages only find expression in multiple disks. If there is only one disk and it is converted to dynamic disk, we can only create simple volume instead of creating other kinds of volumes like spanned volume, but simple volume has no big difference from partition in basic disk. And that kind of conversion is more inconvenient for users to manage disk, for we can hardly operate dynamic disk and most disk manager software doesn't support dynamic disk management, unless we use MiniTool Partition Wizard; but we only can create simple volume in such a situation. Therefore, it is reminded that if there are several disks in the computer, it is suggested to convert basic disk to dynamic disk for the sake of convenient use and management. But for single disk, basic disk style is recommended. Seeing this article, maybe some users have already converted the only disk to dynamic disk, but it is rather difficult to convert dynamic disk to basic disk with built-in disk management tool. We can right click the dynamic disk in the disk management interface and the following interface will be shown.

    In the picture, although the built-in disk management tool has the function "Convert to Basic Disk", it is not operable. Why? This is the defect of the built-in disk management tool. We can not convert dynamic disk to basic disk with it unless there is no volume in the disk. Thus, to convert dynamic disk to basic disk with system built-in disk management tool, all volumes should be deleted. If there is only one disk in the computer, we can not delete the volume where the system is. At this time, we are facing a big dilemma. Is there any other method for conversion? Yes. We can use the dynamic disk manager MiniTool Partition Wizard to convert dynamic disk to basic disk.

    In the main interface, select any dynamic disk and the option "Convert Dynamic Disk to Basic" will appear in the left "Operations" area. Click the option and then click "Apply". Now the dynamic disk manager prompts us to restart the computer. In the restarting process, this dynamic disk management software will perform all operations automatically and after the computer is restarted, dynamic disk is converted to basic disk successfully. In the entire process, data files will not be damaged or lost, neither will the disk where system volume. This is the powerful function "Convert Dynamic Disk to Basic" of the dynamic disk manager, MiniTool Partition Wizard. For more other information, please visit the website https://www.partitionwizard.com/.