By AOMEI / Last Updated September 4, 2020

Why need to copy dynamic volume?

Nowadays, lots of people use dynamic volume to manage their data and files. Somtimes, when you need to upgrade your hard drive for better storage or higher running speed, you will need to copy dynamic volume to another disk, so you don't need to reinstall applications and move files one by one.

And another purpose of doing this is backing up data. Every day, you view a great number if page on the Internet, your hard drive is easy to get attacked by virus and malware. It is necessary to clone the data on your dynamic volume for backing up in case of data loss.

Next, we will demonstrate to you how to copy dynamic volume to an HDD/SSD?

How to copy/clone dynamic volume to a basic disk?

Actually, as some advanced functions are not available for dynamic volumes such as expanding Striped Volume, Mirrored Volume and RAID-5 Volume in the Disk Management, you could implement these functions indirectly.

But you can first convert the dynamic volume to a basic disk, and clone it to another disk. To complete these, you will need a reliable disk manager named AOMEI partition Assistant Server. With this utility, you can easily change a dynamic disk to basic without data loss, and clone it to another basic disk.

And it can convert directly dynamic disk into basic within a very short time, generally 3~10 seconds, while all the data and file on dynamic volume can be highly protected, eliminating your worries about data loss.

Now you can download the Demo of it, to see how to use it.

Step 1. Convert Dynamic volume to basic

  1. Install and launch AOMEI Partition Assistant, and click "All Tools" > "Dynamic Disk Converter".

Dynamic Disk Converter

2. It will launch Dynamic Disk Converter. Click "Next" to continue.

Welcome

3. Here you can choose to convert a dynamic disk to basic or change a dynamic volume to basic partition.

Choose Method

4. Choose the dynamic disk you want to change, and click "Next".

Select Dynamic Disk

5. And wait for the operation to be completed.

Finish Ok

Step 2. Clone dynamic volume to basic disk

1. After the PC restarted, launch AOMEI Partition Assistant again, right-click on the disk and choose "Clone Disk".

Select Copy Disk

2. There are 2 cloning method you can choose: Clone Disk Quickly and Sector-by-Sector Clone.

Disk Copying Methods

Note:

Clone Disk Quickly: Only clone the used space to another disk, and you can clone a larger disk to a smaller one in this way.

Sector-by-Sector Clone: Clone all sectors to the destination disk.

3. Choose a basic disk in this window. If it is a solid-state drive, please tick "Optimize the performance of SSD". And click"Next"

Select Destination Disk

4. Here you can edit the partition size.

Edit Partition Size

5. If you want to take the target disk as the boot drive, read and remember the boot note.

Boot Note

5. At last, click "Apply" and "Proceed" to start the cloning process.

Proceed

Conclusion

With AOMEI Partition Assistant, you can easily copy dynamic volume to a basic disk. And this software also provides other functions to protect your hard drive, such as create/ shrink/ resize dynamic volume, convert a dynamic disk from GPT to MBR.