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How to Increase or Adjust Dynamic Disk System Volume

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2016-09-23 14:40:01 Posted by Declan Morris to Resource

Summary:
Increase or extend dynamic disk system volume for Windows; EaseUS Partition Master enables users to copy the dynamic volume to basic disk and then increase the dynamic disk system partitions to meet your needs.

Have you learned how to increase or adjust the system volume for your dynamic disk if your system C: drive on the dynamic disk is running low on space? When searching on forums, you may find posts like "I have a 20GB system volume and a 40 GB data volume configured as one simple volume running Windows XP Professional. My C volume is running low on space cause I didn't realize XP was gonna be such a monster. However, the operating system Disk Manager will not allow me to increase the capacity of my system volume. I can only use the unallocated disk capacity to create a new volume. How can I solve this problem?"

You may fail to increase or adjust the dynamic disk system volume via disk management built in Windows itself, including Windows 2000/XP/2003/Windows 7/Windows 8. The Windows operating systems released after Vista allow you to extend the system volume on the dynamic disk under certain conditions like it should have some unallocated space near the system partition. So what should you do if there is no available unallocated space for use? Don't worry, EaseUS Partition Master provides a perfect and risk-free way to increase the system volume by converting dynamic disk to basic.

How to Increase System Volume on Dynamic Disk?

Case 1: Convert dynamic disk containing simple volumes to a basic disk.

EaseUS Partition Master can change dynamic disk containing simple volumes into a basic disk directly.

1. Choose right edition of EaseUS Partition Master and install it. After that, launch EaseUS Partition Master.

2. Select dynamic disk which you want to Convert to basic disk on the disk map, click "Disk" on main menu and choose "Convert to basic disk" or right click the dynamic disk and choose "Convert to basic disk".

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3. After you choose "Convert to basic disk", you will see the dynamic disk has become basic disk on the disk map.

Convert dynamic disk to basic disk

4. Click "Apply" to convert dynamic disk to basic disk. After EaseUS Partition Master applies these changes, you will see the dynamic disk has become basic disk in Windows Disk Management. And then you can use "Resize/Move partition" feature to resize partitions on the basic disk.

5. After resizing the basic disk, you can convert them back to dynamic disk with Windows built-in Disk Management.

Case 2: Convert dynamic disk containing mirrored volumes to a basic disk.

EaseUS Partition Master can change dynamic disk containing mirrored volumes into a basic one indirectly. To convert mirrored volumes, you need to break mirrored volumes by using Windows Disk Management and then convert dynamic disk to basic disk with the "Convert to basic disk" feature of EaseUS Partition Master.

1. Right click "My Computer" and choose "Manage" -> "Storage" -> "Disk Management", right click the mirrored volumes and choose "Break Mirrored Volume" to break mirrored volumes or choose "Remove Mirror" to remove mirror. If the boot/system partition is on the mirrored volumes, you can only choose "Remove Mirror" to remove mirror. Please backup your important data before this operation.

Break mirrored volumes

2. After choosing "Break Mirrored Volume" or "Remove Mirror", the mirrored volumes on the dynamic disk which you want to Convert to basic disk will become simple volumes. Follow the steps in Case 1 to complete converting dynamic disk containing simple volumes to basic disk.

3. After resizing the basic disk, you can convert them back to dynamic disk by Windows built-in disk management