Most computer users should know we can create multiple partitions in one hard disk. Since dynamic disk is introduced to Windows 2000, there have been two types of hard disks, namely basic disk and dynamic disk. What we create on dynamic disk is not called partition but called dynamic volume. As the drive letter of dynamic volume is not restricted in the 26 English letters, we can create more dynamic volumes on dynamic disk compared with basic disk. However, after we convert dynamic disk to basic disk, all volumes on dynamic disk will become basic partition. As partition number is restricted, some partitions which are not allocated with drive letter can not be displayed on basic disk. Of course, converting dynamic disk to basic disk is not easy. If we want to use system built-in disk management tool to realize conversion, we must delete volume. Considering data safety, we had better back up all data on dynamic disk, and then delete all dynamic volumes to perform conversion. In fact, we do not need to perform such troublesome operations to convert dynamic disk to basic disk, and what we need is just a piece of good third party partition magic. A piece of professional partition magic can help us convert dynamic disk to basic disk directly without deleting volume. Among so much partition magic, I recommend MiniTool Partition Wizard.
MiniTool Partition Wizard
MiniTool Partition Wizard is excellent partition magic developed by MiniTool Solution Ltd. on the basis of unceasing research on hard disk partition management. This partition magic can solve various types of problems about hard disk partition management easily. For example, partition space is unreasonable; file system is inappropriate; storage location is disordered because of partition quantity. So far, the latest edition of this partition magic supports dynamic volume management which is similar to basic partition management. Now, you can download this partition magic from its official website https://www.partitionwizard.com/. At the same time, you can also know more functions about this partition magic from this website.
Delete volume on dynamic disk with MiniTool Partition Wizard
Although MiniTool Partition Wizard can convert dynamic disk to basic disk without deleting volume, we need to delete needless volumes. That is because the most ideal partition number is 4 to 6 while volumes are always more than 6. Next, let's experience the function of Delete Volume of this partition magic. After running this partition magic, we can get relevant information about hard disk. The following interface is the main interface of this partition magic.
In the above interface, we can delete volume. First, select the volume which needs deleting. Then, click "Delete" button on tool bar. At last, click "Apply" to perform all operations. After we delete needless volumes, we can convert dynamic disk to basic disk with this partition magic. If you want to know more information or functions about this partition magic, please visit its official website.