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Partition Master 10.8
Convert system disk from MBR to GPT safely
Have you met the problem that your dynamic disk is out of space? Have you come across the situation that there is a bad disk among dynamic disks and want to replace it without data loss?
"I have a project coming up in which I will need to clone a dynamic disk for backup and precautionary reasons. This pc is running windows 2000 small business server. It has two disks that are dynamic and have been mirrored in the windows disk management software interface. What would be the best way to clone a disk for the reasons given in this setup? The system is fragmented extremely badly and the customer is worried that defragmenting may cause a system failure or data loss. So they have requested I do the above and then defrag the system. That's the madness behind the method.
Thanks in advance for the input"
The above is a case of dynamic disk copy demand in the forum. Just search "copy dynamic disk" in Google and you will find there are too many people need to copy their dynamic disk for different cases, like replacing with a larger one, backing up data by cloning dynamic disk to a basic one or an external hard drive.
Talk too much of the problems and please follow to find the solutions.
Simple copy and paste to backup the data on the dynamic disk is an old way to copy the entire disk. However, it is too slow which will not be adopted by most of people. Another way is to copy the entire dynamic disk with copy or backup software. Some of the software provides a slow sector-by-sector clone while other provides a faster partition copy feature.
As a Windows user, the computer may pops up a low disk warning which means it is too small to storage more data and information. To replace it with a larger one or resize the original one might be a right way.
Professional partition manager software - EaseUS Partition Master Professional Edition may help you realize both copy and resize dynamic disk problems to solve low disk, backup or disk replacement problems. Just free download a trial version to have a test now.
1. Launch EaseUS Partition Master.
2. Find the Copy dynamic volume function in the tool bar: click Wizard -> Copy dynamic volume
3. EaseUS Partition Master will list all existing volumes. Select the volume that you want to clone and click "Next".
4. Select an unallocated space on a basic disk and click "Next".
5. Edit the destination partition, you can drag the borderline to resize partition or drag the central place to move the partition. Click Finish and Apply to complete dynamic disk copy to basic disk.
After that, you can fully trust the protective backup of your dynamic disk or upgrade the original dynamic disk with the larger disk.
EaseUS Partition Master provides a direct way to convert dynamic disk into basic disk so that you can operate on the partitions directly, here is how: How to Convert Dynamic Disk to Basic Disk without Data Loss?
While you can also enlarge the disk partition on the basic disk and then convert it to a dynamic one if it is needed sometime later. You can also resize dynamic volume directly on dynamic disk.
EaseUS Partition Master, as all-in-one disk management solution, also provides powerful partition manager functions like resize/move partition, extend system partition, split/merge partitions, partition recovery wizard to recover deleted or lost partition and Copy Wizard.