To change size of dynamic volume, we should know what dynamic volume is. Dynamic volume is just like disk partition, but it exists on dynamic disk rather than basic disk. The concepts of dynamic disk and basic disk are introduced in Windows 2000. Dynamic volume includes simple volume, mirrored volume, spanned volume, stripped volume and Raid-5 volume. We may encounter the situation in which partitions on basic disk is not reasonably partitioned. And the certain partition needs resizing. For dynamic volume, the above question also exists. Therefore, it’s necessary for us to adjust dynamic volume.
We can change size of dynamic volume by using Disk Management of Windows. With this small tool, users can manage their partitions easily. The steps to adjust dynamic volume with DM will be shown in the following content. Let’s take Server 2012 as an example.
Step 1: you should right click “Computer” and choose “Manage”.
Step 2: you can click “File and Storage Services” and then click “Volumes”.
Step 3: right click a dynamic volume and choose “Extend Volume”.
Step 4, in the small pop-up window, you can enter value of the new size in the text box. And then you should click “OK”.
This is the first way to resize dynamic volume by using the built-in small tool. Then we would like to show users the second way to change size of dynamic volume. This time, we will make use of MiniTool Partition Wizard. We also take Server 2012 as an example. And the steps are as follows:
1. Choose a dynamic volume and click “Move/Resize Volume” from the left action panel.
2. Drag the right small black triangle rightwards to extend volume. And then click “OK”.
Both of the above ways can be used to change size of dynamic volume. If users are interested in using partition magic to achieve this, they can click here to get MiniTool Partition Wizard.