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How to change a disk to Dynamic using Diskpart

Introduction:

Dynamic disks can be used for volume management. A volume can span across multiple dynamic disks. For example, your C drive can be partially on Disk 1 and partially on Disk 2. Also, dynamic disks support fault tolerance, such as in many RAID configurations.

Requirements:

Access to the Windows command line.

Procedure:

From your taskbar, start a search for cmd. Enter the command

diskpart

Enter the command

list disk

Example output:

DISKPART> list disk
Disk ### Status Size Free Dyn Gpt
-------- ------------- ------- ------- --- ---
Disk 0 Online 119 GB 0 B

Enter the command

select disk 1

but replace “1” with the desired disk number. Enter the command

convert dynamic

More Information:

Type:

help convert

or

help convert dynamic

within diskpart for more information.