Disk Space Issues While Converting Basic Disk to Dynamic Disk

Published: 10th March 2009
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Under dynamic disk storage, a single partition is involved which covers the entire hard disk, while the disk is divided into number of volumes. A dynamic disk may hold spanned volumes, mirrored volumes, simple volumes, striped volumes and RAID 5 volumes. On the other hand, basic disks use general partition tables and hold basic volumes like extended partitions, primary partitions and logical drives.



In order to convert a basic disk to a dynamic disk, we can use the Disk Management utility and use the corresponding option by right clicking the basic disk to be converted. Dynamic disk uses a database which is intended to track all information about dynamic volumes on the system. This database also contains information about other dynamic disks on a computer system. But, if the system fails to create this database due to issues like insufficient disk space, conversion of basic disk to dynamic disk will not succeed.



The basic disk must contain some free space that is not partitioned at its end. This space is required to create database for dynamic disk. In such cases, the system generates certain errors related to insufficient disk space to upgrade.



The disk to be upgraded may have a single or multiple partitions. But in both the cases, we need to format them to resolve the issue. So, it is recommended to backup all the data and check the backup status and backup media for reliability. In case the backup is not up-to-date or backup failure, we need to use specialized third party applications known as Data Recovery Software.



Whether the disk contains only a single or multiple partitions we need to delete the partition. After this, we can continue with the process of upgrading. At the last step, we can recreate and format the volume and restore all data from backup.



Data Recovery



When data backup fails or there is no data backup, we need to use Data Recovery Software or Data Recovery service to recover our valuable files. These utilities are result of extensive research and feature safe design for precise Data Recovery. Data Recovery Software can scan affected or corrupted media to retrieve all the lost data files.



Stellar Information Systems Limited, the globally leading and superior data recovery company provides Stellar Phoenix Windows Data Recovery 3. It offers complete, precise and safe Data Recovery. This Data Recovery software incorporates most powerful scanning algorithms to recover lost data after any logical failure.



This application natively supports 300 popular file types for instant and efficient recovery. You can further enhance it by adding hexadecimal and decimal header information of more files that need to be recovered without compromising on the existing information of 300 files. By using this feature, you can recover almost all lost files without using any additional software. This Data Recovery application is compatible with FAT16, FAT32, VFAT, NTFS and NTFS5 file systems. It supports Windows Vista, XP, 2003 and 2000.

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