By Emily / Last Updated August 21, 2020

Can Partition Magic work on dynamic Disk?

As is well known, Partition Magic is originally made by PowerQuest Corporation but now owned by Symantec. As one of the best-known hard disk drive partition management programs, it allows you to quickly and easily resize, move, merge partitions on your hard disk without destroying existing data. But, can Partition Magic work on dynamic disk? In fact, it’s been a long time since Symantec stopped updating Partition Magic. The final version - Partition Magic 8 can only run with Windows 98/NT/2000/XP on basic disk storage, and it doesn’t support dynamic disk.

Best alternative to Partition Magic for dynamic disk on Server and Windows

Since Partition Magic does not support dynamic disk, you need to some Partition Magic dynamic disk alternatives to manage dynamic disk partition. Among all available options, the AOMEI Partition Assistant Server is a quite reliable choice. This partition manager has the built-in Dynamic Disk Manager that works well on dynamic disk in Windows Server 2003/2008/2012/2016/2019 and Windows 10/8/7. The dynamic disk manager can perform the following operations:

Move/Resize dynamic disk partition to maximize computer performance
Extend system boot partition on dynamic disk to solve low disk space problem
Shrink dynamic partition to free up unallocated space for further usage
Expand striped (RAID 0)/mirrored (RAID 1)/RAID-5dynamic partition easily and safely
Move volume slice to replace disk that contains dynamic volume
Add/Remove drive to/from RAID to adjust software RAID array without rebuilding
Convert dynamic disk to basic disk without losing data
Convert GPT disk to MBR disk and ensure data integrity

Ddm Volume Features

How to convert dynamic disk to basic via the Partition Magic alternative?

In this section, we will illustrate how to convert dynamic disk to a basic disk without deleting volumes via the Partition Magic alternative as an example.

Step 1. Install and launch the AOMEI Partition Assistant Server. Click the “Dynamic Disk” in the dynamic disk box to run the dynamic disk manager Server Edition.

Dynamic Disk

Step 2. Right-click the dynamic disk you want to convert to basic and choose “Convert to Basic Disk”.

Convert To Basic

Step 3. In the pop-out window, click “OK” to confirm the operation.

Ok

Step 4. Then click on “Commit” to start executing the operation.

Commit

Summary

So, even if the Partition Magic does not work on dynamic disk, you can use the AOMEI Dynamic Disk Manager to manage dynamic disk volumes and convert dynamic disk to basic disk. In addition, it also offers many advanced features to help manage basic disks, such as resize/format/delete partition, wipe/merge/move/clone partitions, clone hard disk, convert MBR and GPT without deleting partitions, move Windows Server to new hard drive, allocate free space from one partition to another, etc.

If you want to install such a powerful partition manager on unlimited computers to save money, you can try the Unlimited Edition. Moreover, for those technicians who plan to provide billable services & satisfying unlimited enterprise usage, there is Technician Edition.