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When you want to convert
dynamic disk to basic, you would face a big problem that the complex procedures of
the way to clone dynamic volume to basic disk. If your data or files are important, it
is the essential procedure to clone/copy the data on the dynamic volume to the basic
disk. In order to solve this boring problem, you'd better know a more efficient, more
convenient, and safer way.
Here, you will be guided step-by-step so as to you can understand the way better.
Firstly, launch Windows Disk Management snap-in utility. Clear about the structure of the disks and make sure that there is at least an unallocated space on the basic disk (Besides, the unallocated space must be equal or larger than the dynamic volume you want to copy).
Windows Disk Management
From the screenshot above, we can find two dynamic disks - Disk 1 and Disk 2. And we have to know that create any volume (spanned, striped, mirrored, and RAID-5) should have at least two dynamic disks (except simple volume). Get more information, please visit what is dynamic disk?
Then, use AOMEI Dynamic Disk Converterto finish this operation. With it, you could quickly copy any type of dynamic volume to basic disk partition for supports Windows 7/8/Vista/XP and Server 2003/2008/2011/2012. After launching it, skip the welcome page and enter the following main window:
AOMEI Dynamic Disk Converter
Pay attention here, if you choose the Method 1, it will pop up a dialog box as following screenshot and will remind you that the program can not convert spanned, striped and RAID-5 volume to basic disk partition directly. So, you should choose the second method.
After choosing the Method 2 - Convert any dynamic volume to basic partition, click the "Next". In the next window, choose the dynamic volume you want to copy (e.g. E: Striped), and then click the "Next" button to continue.
Select A Source Dynamic Volume
In this step, we can choose one of the unallocated space. However, when we operate it, perhaps we will find that the size of the unallocated space is smaller than the dynamic volume you want to copy. As a result, the process will slow down because the way of cloning dynamic volume is not sector by sector any more, but file to file. In such case, we'd better extend the capacity of the unallocated space or choose a larger unallocated space. Then, click "Next".
Select A Destination Location
Please confirm and click "Proceed" button to continue.
Confirm Operation: Clone Dynamic Volume
It will take you several minutes to accomplish the operation. In fact, it depends on the amount of the data files that on the dynamic volume you want to clone, as well as the size of the unallocated space we mentioned above.
With AOMEI Dynamic Disk Converter, we can finish this work efficiently and quickly and copy dynamic volume without worrying about data loss any longer.
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