Dynamic Disk and Basic disk in Windows 2000 Server
In Windows Server
2000, a new disk storage type has been defined and exposed in Windows Disk Management
snap-in; Earlier Windows NT used only basic disk to manage data storage:
Basic disk storage uses
normal partition tables supported by all versions of Windows, MS-DOS, etc. A
disk initialized for basic storage is called a basic disk that can hold primary
partitions, extended partitions, and logical drives.
Dynamic disk storage is supported by Windows 2000 and later operating systems. A disk initialized for
dynamic storage is called a dynamic disk, which can hold simple volumes, spanned
volumes, mirrored volumes, striped volumes, and RAID-5 volumes. Within dynamic
disk, you can perform disk and volume management without having to restart the
Users can upgrade a disk from basic to dynamic with the Windows 2000 Disk Management
Snap-in. In Programs, go to select Disk Management from Administrative Tools. To upgrade
your disks, you can right-click the disk to upgrade it to dynamic disk storage.
Windows 2000 Server Convert dynamic disk to basic
Windows Server 2000 built-in Disk Management tool allows users to easily convert
basic disk to dynamic, but it is unable to change it back to basic disk, because you
will find the "Revert to Basic Disk" option is grayed out unless you delete all
partitions on the dynamic disk. How to convert dynamic disk to basic disk without
loss of data? An excellent 3rd-party software, AOMEI Dynamic Disk
Converter can accomplish this job perfectly under Windows server 2000
system (also supports both Windows 7/8/Vista/XP and Server 2003/2008/2011/2012).
Disk Converter Server Edition is a specifically designed for Servers dynamic
disks to basic disks conversion. Its main purpose is to let Server users revert
dynamic disk back to basic without losing data, and append the function to make the
invalid dynamic disk and unreadable dynamic disk back to basic disk. It provides
better data protection and minimizes machine downtime for Server users. The
conversion process only takes 3 to 10 seconds when you use it in Windows 2000 Server
system. Below is a screen shot for your reference.
In addition, under Windows Server 2000, Aome Dynamic disk converter Server Edton
can quickly convert/clone spanned volumes, striped
volumes or RAID-5 volumes on dynamic disk to basic disk partition. If there are
only some simple volumes on a dynamic disk, the software is able to convert directly the
entire dynamic disk to basic disk.
For Enterprise users, AOMEI
Dynamic Disk Converter Unlimited Edition is recommended. It allows unlimited
usage within one company to maximize business productivity whilst minimizing the
total cost of management.
Dynamic Disk Converter
Dynamic Disk Converter
Tips for Basic Disk Partition Management
After converting dynamic disk back
to the basic disk in Windows 2000 Server, Partition Magic Server - AOMEI Partition Assistant Server Edition can assist you
managing basic disk partition.
Download AOMEI Partition Assistant