Quite a few users are curious about converting basic disk to dynamic disk with built-in disk management tool. How do you know about basic disk and dynamic disk?
In brief, basic disk and dynamic disk are totally two different formats of disk. Generally, common computer users employ basic disk in computer, because we usually have only one disk in the computer. We can manage disk better with basic disk format. Basic disk is more convenient for us to manage and save data. However, it is different for most server users. It is because there are multiple disks in server, and security is extremely important for server. Therefore, most server users choose dynamic disk that has better security.
Besides great security, dynamic disk still has many other features, such as it allows creating volumes of different formats. It allows creating volume that has rather large capacity, so it is beneficial to store data and information. Are you eager to try converting basic disk to dynamic disk now? Actually, it is very easy to accomplish this operation. The built-in disk management tool has the function of converting basic disk to dynamic disk, and it won’t cause damage to partition.
But you have to pay attention to that if there is only one disk in the computer, it is unnecessary to convert basic disk to dynamic disk, because the advantages of dynamic disk can only be reflected under the premise of multiple disks. If you blindly convert basic disk to dynamic disk with only one disk in computer, you will feel it difficult when managing disk. Structures of dynamic disk and basic disk are so different. Except the professional partition magic – MiniTool Partition Wizard, most types of partition magic don’t support dynamic disk management.
After converting basic disk to dynamic disk, the converse operation is very difficult. Though built-in disk management tool has the function of converting dynamic disk to basic disk, it requires deleting all volumes in the disk. We can only realize this operation in condition of no volume existing in disk. However, all the things in computer will be gone after deletion.
Especially when there is only one disk in the computer, it is almost impossible to convert dynamic disk to basic disk, because system built-in disk management tool doesn’t allow users to delete system partition. At this time, the best choice for us is to employ a professional partition magic. Nowadays, most types of partition magic are able to realize converting dynamic disk to basic disk without causing any effect on data and partition. As far as I know, MiniTool Partition Wizard is a good choice. It realizes converting disk format in fast speed.
At last, I have to remind you that when choosing disk format, you should choose according to your actual situation. Do not blindly manage partition. Rely on professional partition magic such as MiniTool Partition Wizard more.