Dynamic disk is not widely used among the common users since they are not so familiar with its benefits as the basic disk. However, compared with basic disk, dynamic disk is much more powerful on storing and protecting data. (You could get close to dynamic disk volumes and to learn more benefits.)
Now that people do not satisfy with dynamic disk, therefore, when people convert a basic disk to dynamic in an accident, they always worried about this. How to convert dynamic disk to basic become a hot topic among the tech forums.
Convert dynamic disk into basic free using Disk Management
As we know the “accident” above always happens during partitioning hard drive via Disk Management. Is there any way to convert dynamic disk to basic with Disk Management? Unfortunately, this operation is a one-way street, you can’t convert dynamic disk to basic as easily as converting basic to dynamic. You could only convert dynamic disk to basic when there’s no partition on the hard disk. In other words, you must delete all the partitions first before making the conversion.
Step 1. Open Disk Management, right-click each dynamic volume and select “Delete Volume”. Repeat this operation until you delete all volumes.
Step 2. Then right-click on the dynamic disk and choose “Convert to Basic Disk”.
Convert dynamic disk to basic without losing data
So, you might wonder is there any way to convert dynamic disk to basic without losing data? Besides backing up the data on the dynamic disk before conversion to basic one, it is recommended to use a third-party software like AOMEI Partition Assistant Server. It comes with a dynamic disk converter, allowing you to convert dynamic disk to basic one without deleting volumes or data.
PS.: you can download the demo version for a free trial.
Step 1. Install and launch AOMEI Partition Assistant Server. Click "All Tools"-> "Dynamic Disk Converter" to launch AOMEI Dynamic Disk Converter.
Step 2. In the welcome screen, click "Next".
Step 3. Two methods are available for you to choose: "Convert a dynamic disk back to basic disk" and "Convert any dynamic volume to basic partition". Here we choose Method 1. Click "Next".
Step 4. Select the dynamic disk that you want to convert to basic disk. Click "Next".
Step 5. When it is done, you will be informed to reboot PC, click "OK".
See? With simple steps and several clicks, you can directly convert dynamic disk to basic one without losing data. This software is compatible with both Windows 11/10/8/7/XP/Vista and Server 2022/2019/2016/2012/2008/2003, so you can finish the dynamic disk to basic one conversion without deleting volumes in Windows PC and Server. Besides, it comes with a “Dynamic Disk Manager”, enabling you to manage dynamic disk and volumes conveniently.