“I have converted my whole disk to dynamic for a test. And I failed to find the direct way to convert dynamic disk to basic in my desktop computer. Now I have a new SSD and want to install it on my computer. I want to clone the dynamic disk boot partition to my SSD and boot the computer from SSD. Any tool can be used to clone/copy a dynamic partition (or exactly a volume)?”
By default, the Windows computer is equipped with the basic disk unless you convert the basic disk to dynamic. That is to say, we get used to the basic disk to perform all jobs on the computer. However, one day, you saw the benefits of the dynamic disk and were convinced by them so that you made your disk to the dynamic one within minutes. What a pity that you did not think twice! You may regret and feel confused about what to do! Here, you will get the easiest way to clone the dynamic partition/volume to basic disk. Also, you can boot the computer from the basic disk and enjoy the same user environment as before.
Now that you want to use the computer with the basic disk without reinstalling the Windows OS, here are a few steps to take just before performing the cloning of Windows operating system to the SSD drive.
- Find the right SSD that is suitable for your computer.
- Connect the SSD with the computer in the right way. Finish the initialization of SSD and add new volumes to the SSD.
- Check whether your system partition can fit on the SSD drive or not.
- Download and install iSunshare CloneGo on the desktop computer.
How to Clone Dynamic Partition or Volume to Basic Disk without Data Loss
iSunshare CloneGo is the professional Windows cloning software that can help you to clone/copy dynamic partition/volume to basic disk in the easiest way. Here, we will take the copy of the dynamic disk boot partition as an example.
Step 1: Run iSunshare CloneGo and you will see the copy option with all volumes are listed here with detailed info.
Step 2: Select the dynamic disk boot partition (the C drive) as the source target.
Step 3: Select a volume from SSD as the destination target to hold the source partition data.
Step 4: Click the Start button and confirm the formatting of SSD partition.
After a short time, you will get the cloning process done. Then you can restart the computer and press Del key to get into BIOS. Next, set the computer to boot from your SSD. In the end, you will get into a Windows user interface as the same as your previous one.
By following the steps above, you can clone dynamic volume to SSD or other basic disks. Now you can download iSunshare CloneGo to clone dynamic volume without data loss.