By AOMEI / Last Updated September 6, 2019

Dynamic disk is not widely used among the common users. Because of common users are not familiar with its benefits. However, compare with basic disk, dynamic disk is much powerful than basic disk on storing and protecting data. (You could get close to dynamic disk volumes and to learn more benefits.)

Now that people not satisfy with dynamic disk, therefore, when people convert basic disk to dynamic in an accident, they always worried about this. How to convert dynamic disk to basic become a hot topic among the tech forums.

Convert dynamic disk to basic with built-in disk management

As we know the “accident” above is always happens during using the Disk Management to partition hard drive. Is there any way to convert dynamic disk to basic with Disk Management? Unfortunately, this operation is a one-way street, you can’t convert dynamic disk to basic as easy as convert basic to dynamic. You could only converting dynamic disk to basic when there’s no partition on the hard disk. In other words, you must delete all the partitions first then make the conversion. Is there any way to convert dynamic disk to basic without losing data?

Convert dynamic disk to basic without losing data

In the past there’s no way to convert dynamic disk to basic directly, users could only back up there data to other disk then delete all the partitions and convert it back. But now you need not do that, with AOMEI PartitionAssistant Professional, converting dynamic disk to basic without losing data is easy to realize.

Here we have an example on Windows 7 which converts basic to dynamic disk in an accident. Our aim is to convert dynamic disk to basic without losing data.


Note: Before converting disk into basic, read FAQ.

Step 1. Install and run AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional. Click Dynamic Disk button to emoploy its Dynamic Disk Manager wizard.

Step2. Right-click the dynamic disk you want to convert, select “Convert to basic disk”.


Step 3. Click “Commit” on the tool bar, to apply the operation.


Step 4. In the pop-up window click “Proceed”. The conversion will be completed in a few minutes.


Then click “OK” the computer will reboot to check the conversion. After that you may find the dynamic disk is converted to basic disk without losing data.


Converting dynamic disk to basic without losing data is as easy as you see.

Tips: The expel is based on Windows 7/8, for server users such as Windows Server 2003/2008/2011/2012 ,please use AOMEI Partition Assistant Server edition.