How to Move Volume Slice

July 12, 2018

Move volume slice can help you generate contiguous unallocated space to extend dynamic volume easily and safely.

Why need to move volume slice?

To extend dynamic system volume, there must be some contiguous unallocated space on the same disk. Normally, we can shrink other volume to generate unallocated space, but if other volumes haven’t neither available free space to be shrunk. What shall we do? In such case, Move Volume Slice Wizard that enables you to migrate volume slice from one disk to another is very useful.

How to use "Move Volume Slice Wizard"?

Note: To complete this operation, there must be another empty dynamic disk or some unallocated space which is equal or larger than the volume slice you want to move.

Step1: Launch AOMEI Dynamic Disk Manager and click "Move Volume Slice Wizard" in the left navigation.

move volume slice wizard

Step2: In the pop-up window, the descriptions can help you learn more about volume slice and why use the wizard. Then, click "Next" to continue. In the following dialogue box, please select the volume you want to move.

select dynamic volume

Step3: Specify the slices that need to be moved. Then, click "Next".

select volume slice

Step4: Select destination disk where the volume slice will be moved on.

select destination disk

Step5: After clicking "Finish", you will find the D: volume has been moved form disk 1 to disk 5, and some unallocated space generates on disk 1. Then, click "Commit" to apply the changes to physical disk.

click commit

Now, with the help of moving volume slice, you can use the unallocated space to extend dynamic system volume to fix low disk space problem on C drive.

Tips: For striped volume, mirrored volume and RAID-5 volume, you should tick the option: I need to move volume slices from one disk to another disk.

move raid 5 volume