Disk partitioning is simply the division of secondary storage (HDDs), through the creation of multiple partitions. And to partition a drive requires that you must first understand the features and limitations of the basic and dynamic disk storage types.
Basic disks are the storage types most often used with Windows, containing mainly primary partitions and logical drives, which in turn are usually formatted with a file system to become a volume for file storage. While, Dynamic disks provides the ability to create volumes that span multiple disks that basic disks cannot offer.
And owing to the limitation of Windows Disk Management, you cannot convert dynamic disk to basic disk without data loss. However, partition manager software – EaseUS Partition Master 10.8 can help you convert dynamic disk to basic disk directly without any data lose.
EaseUs Partition Master Free disk partition management tool allows you to extend C drive (system partition), settle low disk space problem, manage disk space easily on MBR and GPT disk.
How to Convert Dynamic Disk to Basic Disk without Losing Data?
1. To convert dynamic disk containing simple volumes to a basic disk with partition manager software simply launch EaseUS Partition Master, and go to main screen.
2. Click “Disk ” and choose “Convert to basic disk” or right click the dynamic disk and choose “Convert to basic disk”.
3. Click “Apply” to convert dynamic disk to basic disk.
To resize partition under Windows 10, Just right click on “My Computer”, choose “Manage”, and you will get a popup window, choose “Disk Management” in left navigation bar.
Then, right click on the partition which you want to shrink, and choose “Shrink Volume”, then type a number to that effect.
Although Disk Management in Windows 10 comes with some improvements, it still has many limitations in partition management. And ironically, Windows 10 are not supported by Norton Partition Magic, making EaseUS Partition Master the best alternative.