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Create Volume

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    About "Create Volume"

    With the help of volume creating feature offered by MiniTool Partition Wizard, users can create dynamic disk volumes including Simple Volume, Spanned Volume, Striped Volume (Raid 0), Mirrored Volume (Raid 1) and Raid-5. Different volume needs different precondition.

    Simple Volume: A simple volume is a dynamic volume that is made up of disk space from a single dynamic disk.
    Spanned Volume: A spanned volume is a dynamic volume consisting of disk space on more than one physical disk. You need at least two dynamic disks in addition to the startup disk to create a spanned volume.
    Striped Volume (Raid 0): A striped volume is a dynamic volume that stores data in stripes on two or more physical disks. Striped volumes offer the best performance of all the volumes that are available in Windows, but they do not provide fault tolerance.
    Mirrored Volume (Raid 1): A mirrored volume provides an identical twin of the selected volume. All data written to the mirrored volume is written to both volumes, which results in disk capacity of only 50 percent.
    Raid-5: Three hard drives, which can be IDE, SCSI or mixed structure, are entailed. All disks relevant to RAID-5 volume must be dynamic disks and operating system boot files and system files must be stored on another volume.

    Note: The free edition of MiniTool Partition software does not support "Create dynamic volume". So please select professional edition or advanced editions for this support. You could also view the comparison of MiniTool partition software.

    How to Create Volume

    Users who need to create a volume can view the MiniTool Partition Wizard tutorial for volume creation below:

    Step 1. Select the segment of free space in dynamic disk and click "Create Volume" in left action panel or select "Create Volume" from right-click menu.

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    Step 2. Choose the type of volume to be created in the popup window. The powerful server partitioning software can list out all supported types according to practical situation. Here, we can create Simple Volume only. Select Simple and click "Next>" button to enter the following interface.


    Step 3. Select the destination disk where volume is to be created by only selecting the corresponding disk and then clicking "Add" option to add this disk to the right box. After that, click "Next>" button to continue:

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    Step 4. Set relevant parameters including Volume Label, File System, Driver Letter, Cluster Size and Volume Size/ Location for newly created volume and then click "Finish" button to return to main interface of the software.


    Step 5. As users can see a new volume appears in chosen dynamic disk. To apply certain preview effect to computer, users need to click "Apply" button in the upper left corner.