Is there a way to convert dynamic disk to basic without data loss ?

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  1. Posts : 440
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    Is there a way to convert dynamic disk to basic without data loss ?


    I have dynamic disk about 2.7TB (GPT), i need to convert it to the basic without data loss. Is there any program that can do that ? I tried couple nothing worked. Paid of free doesn't matter.
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  2. Posts : 358
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    MiniTool Partition Wizard Pro (not free) supposedly does it.
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  3. Barman58's Avatar
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    Not tried this myself but another option is EasUS which I have used and found reliable in the past

    How to Convert/Change Dynamic Disk to Basic Disk Without Losing Data? - EaseUS
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  4. f14tomcat's Avatar
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    Kyhi's Bootable Rescue Media contains the Pro MiniTool, and Aomei. Both can accomplish this.

    Windows 10 Recovery Tools - Bootable Rescue Disk
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  5. Posts : 440
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    Aomei can't do it, it says it doesn't support disk more than 2 tb. EaseUs doesn't even show option to convert disk. Si guess i will try minitool and Kyhi's Bootable Rescue Media.

    Thanks for tips!

    EDIT: minitool doesn't work as well and i since
    Kyhi's Bootable Rescue Media contains aomei and minitool. So i guess i am out of luck. I have just 2 simple paritions of that disk, it is gpt. Than there is 1000MB of unallocated space and yet one time 128MB of unallocated, or allocated space: both programs showing something else.
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    Last edited by empleat; 27 Jan 2020 at 15:33.
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  6. Barman58's Avatar
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    Partition master Professional does state it can do this, unfortunately the links that I gave are for the Instructions to do the job, but the page link is to the Free Limited Trial that cannot do the job

    There is another linh here .... Best partition software, Windows partition manager - EaseUS(R) Partition Master Professional this is to the paid product, but also there is a free trial - not sure if this will do the job
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  7. Megahertz's Avatar
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    Could you please post a Disk manager image of your disks. Expand the window and the columns so we can read them.
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  8. Posts : 440
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit 20H2
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    Barman58 said:

    Partition master Professional does state it can do this, unfortunately the links that I gave are for the Instructions to do the job, but the page link is to the Free Limited Trial that cannot do the job

    There is another linh here .... Best partition software, Windows partition manager - EaseUS(R) Partition Master Professional this is to the paid product, but also there is a free trial - not sure if this will do the job
    As i said ease us partition master, doesn't even show option to convert disk to basic.

    There is picture from disk manager minitool wizard. I already tried every program. Converting disk is not matter life or dead, but i don't see it in other system and it is annoying to having copy files. If you have any ideas please.
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  9. krzemien's Avatar
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    Anibor said:
    MiniTool Partition Wizard Pro (not free) supposedly does it.
    This.

    MiniTool Partition Software Edition Comparison

    (I have not tried it myself although do own it as I needed to do something equally petty)
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  10. jimbo45's Avatar
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    Windows / Linux : Arch Linux
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    Hi folks
    The problem with Ms and it's getting quite ancient file system is that there's a complete mish mash of Dynamic Disks, Spanned volumes, JBOD (Just a bunch of Disks) and any sort of storage spaces masquerading as a "sort of" Software Raid.

    Your best bet is to copy the data via file manager / or whatever file copying system you have to temporary storage --e.g backup NAS / Cloud or wherever and then simply reformat the HDD's back to "Normal" HDD's again and then restore your data --the old fashioned way --manually --long winded of course but will be 100% successful.

    Why Windows never had a decent reliable RAID system (software) I can never understand especially if Windows wants to make it big time to commercial server market -- not the relatively simple enterprise Windows VDI's which even though user is on Windows the base server is probably hosted on some type of Red HAT (now owned by IBM) or equivalent Linux server base .

    SAS etc hardware is OK but most consumer grade hardware RAID stuff is rubbish) once large TB HDD's were becoming cheap enough for even basic home users to afford them I don't know. NTFS these days "Never Trust ihs File System) !!

    Cheers
    jimbo
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