Dynamic disk and basic disk
Dynamic disk is made up of simple volume, spanned volume, striped volume, mirrored volume and RAID-5 volume and it is available to create simple volume, the same as partition of basic disk. What's more, the creation is better than basic disk, because you can operate in its discontinuous space. In dynamic disk, many users find ways to make the system partition to mirrored volume or another. To some extend, it is a destructive way to make mirrored volume to simple in that it is based on breaking the original volume. How to change the simple volume of dynamic disk to primary partition?
If you change basic disk to dynamic, all of the partitions on the basic will be transformed into simple volume, not primary partition. You cannot create a primary or logical partition on the dynamic disk, for it is specific on basic. Thus, you may want to find a handy way to do the conversion.
Traditional way to fulfill the conversion
With the help of Windows built-in Disk Manager, the dynamic disk to basic is possible, but it cannot change directly, because the "Convert to basic disk" option is grayed out unless you delete all volumes on dynamic drive. If you don't do like this, there is no choice for you to do the conversion. The following picture will show you the example.
Absolutely, it is a confused question for you because some people don't want to delete all volumes on the dynamic disk. They will find another way to solve this problem to make sure the data safe. Easy-to-use AOMEI Dynamic Disk Converter is the best choice for you.
Convert simple volume to primary partition safely
AOMEI Dynamic Disk Converter makes the change directly, securely and wholly. Meanwhile, it provides the features of transforming dynamic disk to basic and cloning dynamic volumes to basic disk. After finishing the conversion to basic disk, all simple volumes will automatically change to primary partition.
Step 1: Download AOMEI Dynamic Disk Converter and open it.
Step 2: Skip the welcome page and you will see the following picture. Select "Method 1 (Convert a dynamic disk back to basic disk)" and click "Next".
Step 3: You will see a list of dynamic disk. Click the dynamic disk you want to do the change and select "Next" to go on.
Step 4: Then, select" I have decided to execute this operation…" and click "Proceed".
Tips: All of these procedures just take you 3~10 seconds. Then, you will find the simple volumes have already been changed to primary partition.