How to Extend Simple Volume easily without data loss?

July 26, 2017

AOMEI Partition Assistant can extend simple volume easily and safely with help of built-in Dynamic Disk Manager. Users can do many operations to manage their simple volume, not only extend.

Extend simple volume can maximize the computer performance and make the best use of hard disk space. How to extend without data loss? With the help of built-in Disk Management, it is a little bit difficult to achieve. Concerning to this problem, employ a third-party partition manager such as AOMEI Partition Assistant is necessary.

Speaking of simple volume, we should come to make clear some concepts. Hard disk on computer is divided into basic disk and dynamic disk both of them need to be repartitioned. Partition is created on basic disk while simple volume is created on dynamic disk. Simple volume types contain Simple volume, Spanned volume, Striped volume, Mirrored volume, RAID 5 volume. If there is just one dynamic disk, it only can create simple volumes. Why users want to create simple volume? There are some advantages which may explain. Simple volume can extend across disk compared with partition on basic disk. Meanwhile, dynamic disk can create various simple volumes without limitation.

AOMEI Partition Assistant Pro Edition has built-in Dynamic Disk Manager to manage dynamic disk and volume easily and safely. The built-in Dynamic Disk Manager is turned out to be a reliable and feature-rich dynamic disk and simple volume management toolkit for physical and virtual Windows-based environments. Dynamic Volume Management, Disk Converter and Step-by-Step Wizard are included and brought together to enhance the data security.

With the help of built-in Dynamic Disk Manager in Partition Assistant Pro, extend simple volume will become more easier and safer by comparing with Disk Management. You also can hot resize dynamic disk without losing data, create/delete/format all types of dynamic volume easily, shrink dynamic volume to free up some unallocated space for further usage, etc. For other features of Partition Assistant, please visit here.

To extend simple volume, you can take these steps as a reference.

Step 1: Download and launch Partition Assistant.


Step 2: Right click partition and choose “Resize Partition”, you will see the pop up window. Move the slider bar to the right, you will extend the volume.


Step 3: Do not forget to “Apply”.