Dynamic disk is a kind of disk type. In Windows 2000 and later Windows operating systems, like Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7/8/10, Windows Server 2003 and so on, dynamic disk is supported. In dynamic disk, you can create unlimited volumes and also it allows you to extend your disk capacity to a non-contiguous disk space. Besides, it can be used to achieve data fault tolerance and perform high-speed reading and writing operations.
On dynamic disk, you can create different kinds of dynamic volumes, such as simple volume, mirrored volume, spanned volume, stripped volume and RAID-5 volume. If you want to create a spanned volume or stripped volume, you must prepare at least two disks. If you only have one disk, you can only create simple volumes. RAID-5 volume requires at least three disks. Besides, mirrored volume can be used to protect data. More information about dynamic volume, please click this article: What Is Dynamic Disk and What Features dynamic Volumes Provide.
Due to the merits of dynamic disk, you may choose to create a dynamic disk for data storage. No matter which kind of disk you use, you can change volume size to manage your volume. When do you need to resize volume on dynamic disk?
Your dynamic volume is running out of space, in this case, you can resize volume to extend it for more disk space to store data.
There are many different kinds of data, and you want to store it by category, so you can resize volume to get some unallocated space for creating more volumes.
How to resize your dynamic volume if you experience one of the above situation? Don’t worry. The following content will help you. Please read on.
When mentioning dynamic disk manager, MiniTool Partition Wizard is your good assistant. This partition and disk software is designed to resize/move/extend/shrink partitions on basic disk as well as volumes on dynamic disk. How to resize dynamic volume? Please do as the following guidance.
MiniTool Partition Wizard Free Edition can’t support dynamic disk management. Before you managing your dynamic volume, please buy a professional version or a more advanced version.
Step 1: After you download and buy a license code, you can launch MiniTool Partition Wizard to its main interface. Here take a simple volume as an example.
Step 2: Select a target volume you want to resize. You can click “Move/Resize Volume” button from “Dynamic Disk” menu. Or right click your target volume to select this feature.
Step 3: Then you can change volume size by moving the slider. When resizing volume, it also allows moving volume. It is recommended to backup your data before moving or resizing the volume. Click “Ok” to continue.
Step 4: After you finishing resizing volume, you can preview H: drive will be extended to occupy two simple volumes. Please click “Apply” to finishing all operations.
Note: When managing dynamic disk or volume, your computer will restart to execute your operations with MiniTool Partition Wizard.
MiniTool Partition Wizard is very useful to help you to resize dynamic volume. In addition, you can use it to do more dynamic disk management, such as create volume, delete volume, format volume, copy volume, wipe volume, convert dynamic disk to basic disk, and check file system. Just try it.