The argument on using dynamic disk or basic disk has been lasting for a long period of time, and till now there is no conclusion. For some computer users, dynamic disk seems to be a better choice, while for others, basic disk is their favorite. No matter what kind of disk you prefer, we have to admit that both of them have their own characteristic that make them outstanding. Today, our topic is about how to increase the storage space of mirrored volume in dynamic disk.
Many Windows users convert basic disk to dynamic disk due to the advantages of mirrored volume. Mirrored volume has the ability of taking use of several discontinuous spaces, and the fault-tolerant capacity. Fault-tolerance means that when there is something going wrong with one mirrored volume, the rest one will replace it automatically to continue serving. In this way, the data safety is guaranteed to large extent.
However, each coin has two sides. So what about the defect of mirrored volume? We know that to create mirrored volume, we need at least two dynamic disk. On each dynamic disk there are totally the exact data, and it is a waste of disk space. Also, its read-write speed is not competitive.
No matter what kind of disk we employ, the “low disk space” issue never stops. How about the mirrored volume? Just the same! Generally speaking, Disk Management utility in Windows 7/8/10 provides the function of extending volume, but it is restricted in many aspects. Users always close its interface with disappointment. Thus, a powerful partition magic is needed. Among these excellent tools, MiniTool Partition Wizard enjoys a good reputation, its Professional Edition can handle all kinds of issues arouse in both dynamic disk and basic disk.
Then, we will show users the detailed steps of extending the mirrored volume. And in my case, it is volume I: to be extended.
Step 1: Launch Partition Wizard Professional Edition and we can see the main interface. Then, Right click on volume I: and choose “Move/Resize Volume“.
Step 2: Drag the sliding bar to occupy some unallocated space.
Step 3: Please remember to click “Apply” to commit changes.
• Please ensure there is unallocated space behind the target mirrored volume.
• Windows XP and Windows Vista do not support mirrored volume.
• Please make sure no program is running, for the operating system will reboot.
This is the end of increasing dynamic volume. If you think Partition Wizard Pro is helpful , you can purchase one or share this tutorial to your friends.