How to Convert a Basic Disk to Dynamic Disk Safely?
"Hello, what am I supposed to do? I want to convert my HDD from Basic to Dynamic on my Windows 7 computer for future use. But, I am really familiar about such converting technologies. Do you have ever tried to convert your basic hard disks to dynamic ones? What can I do to convert my HDD successfully? Thank you very much for any idea!"
"Hey, guys! I have a laptop that is equipped with a 500GB internal hard disk and my Windows 7 OS is installed inside. But, recently, I am wondering to convert this disk from Basic to Dynamic. However, I really know nothing about such technology and am afraid any improper operations can cause file and folder loss stored inside this hard disk. Do you have any experience to convert your hard disk form Basic to Dynamic or from Dynamic to Basic? If so, what am I supposed to do now? Any help will be greatly appreciated here!"
Hello, friends there! Are you sure it is necessary to convert your HDD from a Basic one to a dynamic one? Honestly, for many hard drive users, after they do have changed their basic drives into Dynamic ones, they find it is a real pain to deal with an OS volume. So, it is probably better for you to consider it longer before you proceed. But, if you do really insist, here are also some related information and instructions for you.
What’s Differences between a Basic Disk & a Dynamic Disk?
In daily use, many people are considering to convert their hard drives from Basic disk to Dynamic disk or from Dynamic disk to Basic disk. Why? They are different and do have their own advantages and disadvantages. Fox example, the Basic disks are the normal partitions that often works under MS-DOS and all versions of Windows OS environment and contains some common primary partitions, extended partitions and logical partitions. And its well-known disadvantage is that you often are able to create only four primary partitions in maximum. However, Dynamic disks are often able to work under Windows XP and up versions of Windows OS environment, not all prevailed OS version environment. And unlike Basic disks that could be divided into limited number of partitions, the Dynamic disks often can be divided into unlimited volumes. Of course, this is also one of its advantages.
Overall, Basic disks and dynamic disks are different. Hence, before you set out to convert your Basic disks to Dynamic disks, firstly check these two types of disks well to see how differently they are and decide on whether it is still necessary for you to convert your hard disk latter.
One More Thing You Should Do before the Hard Disk Converting Process
Do you still want to convert your Basic disk to Dynamic ones though you know they are different? OK! Never mind! Before you really follow instructions to convert your hard disk from Basic to Dynamic, you are also supposed to do another thing at first: merely back up your hard disk data on another storage devices, DVD, CD, or hard disk well. Why? The converting process often is possible to erase everything inside your hard disk and make it all irrecoverable. Hence, no matter what your purposes are, always firstly extract at least one copy of everything important to another storage device in case of data loss troubles.
So, before it is too late, go create data backups or apply your PC backup software immediately.
How to Convert HDD from Basic to Dynamic?
After preparing hard disk data backups well elsewhere, what you are supposed to do latter is really simple. Here are detailed steps for you to convert your Basic disks into Dynamic ones:
Step1. Open your Disk Management interface like this: right click My Computer=> Manage=> Disk Management
Step2. Right click your Basic hard disk that you want to convert and highlight Convert to Dynamic Disk option on the popping-out list.
Step3. Follow the guidance and go finish the converting processes.
*After converting your hard disk from Basic into Dynamic ones, you often cannot change it back without losing data inside. Hence, no matter what happens, always make sure that you do have prepared computer hard disk backups well in advance.
*If your PC disk management tools cannot help convert your hard disk successfully, also go check whether some professional disk converting software works.
Remember More Notes to Avoid Worse Troubles:
* Check whether your installed Windows OS supports converting a Basic disk to Dynamic Disk.
Dynamic disks are not supported under all versions of Windows OS. Before you consider changing your hard disk from Basic to Dynamic ones, you are supposed to firstly check whether your installed Windows OS supports converting a Basic disk into Dynamic one. Generally, in these days, if you use Windows Vista enterprise, Windows 7 enterprise, Ultimate, professional or Windows XP and the like OS on your computer, you are allowed to use Dynamic disks.
*Recover hard disk data with hard disk data recovery software after that converting process.
Have already converted your Basic disks into Dynamic ones and need rescue data stored inside? OK! In such cases, no matter whether your hard disk data is lost permanently or not, harddisk data recovery software is able to be your chance to recover lost hard disk data with simple clicks. Merely let it deeply scan the converted hard disks and see how much original disk data could be recovered. Of course, if you delete or lose your important hard disk data after accidental deletion, format, virus infection or the like data loss troubles, this hard disk file recovery software also is able to help you rescue data back as much as possible.