Dynamic disk volumes can be divided into simple volume, spanned
volume, striped volume, mirrored volume and RAID-5 volume. The simple volume can be
created on a single dynamic disk as with partition of Basic Disk, but its space can be
inconsecutive. Many people may make the system partition becomes mirrored volume to
another disk, but have to break the mirrored volume to be simple volume because of some
other needs. The simple volume exists on a dynamic disk but if we can convert it to the
Once, you could have converted or changed basic disk to dynamic disk,
after doing so, all partitions on basic disk will become simple volume and not
primary partition though your windows is working correctly, but you cannot create a
primary partition or logical partition on the dynamic disk, so you could need a way
to convert simple volume to primary partition.
Windows built-in Disk Manager provides the feature of reverting dynamic disk to basic
disk, but it requires you to delete all volumes on the dynamic disk, otherwise, the
"Convert to basic disk" is grayed out as following.
In the above case, The third party software, AOMEI Dynamic Disk Convertercan assist you to convert or change simple volume to primary partition without any data
Securely convert/change simple volume to primary partition.
AOMEI Dynamic Disk
Converter directly and safely convert/change dynamic disk to basic and
simple volume to basic primary partition with all data protected, and also it can
sector by sector clone spanned, striped, mirrored and RAID5 volume on dynamic disk
to basic disk partition (supports both Windows 7/8/Vista/XP and Server
2003/2008/2011/2012). At the same time, the simple volume can be fleetly cloned to
primary partition through it. Here will step-by-step guide you to convert/change
simple volume to primary partition through the conversion software.
1. Launch AOMEI Dynamic Disk
Converter. After skipping the welcome page you will see its main interface
below, and choose Method 1 (Convert a dynamic disk back to basic disk), and
then click the Next button.
2. Now, all dynamic disks will be shown in the following list box, please choose
the dynamic disks which you want to convert. For a instance, here choose the Disk 1 and
Disk 2 (all simple volumes), and click the Next button to continue.
3. And then, the program prompts you confirm the conversion from dynamic disk
into basic disk. By ticking the option "I have decided to execute this operation..." and
clicking "Proceed" button to start work. The process of the conversion will take
3 to 10 seconds only.
After the conversion process being complete and restarting computer, the simple
volumes have been changed to primary partitions by AOMEI Dynamic Disk Converter.
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