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 converter.
"Convert Dynamic Disk to Basic" function built in operating system
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 operating system.
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 acceptable.
"Convert Dynamic Disk to Basic" function of MiniTool Partition Wizard
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 https://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 successfully.
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.