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Can anyone tell me if I can convert a basic disk to a dynamic disk witout losing any of my data that is on the drive?
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Hi Cered,

From basic to dynamic goes without any data loss, converting back will give you more troubles than you like though. Only thirt partie tools can do that without any data loss.

Just wondering, why do you want to convert your disks to dynamic?

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LucF
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I need to add space to the drive and it all needs to be on the same disk drive.  Which brings me to my next question - am I going to be able to expand the drive, after I upgrade it?
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That depends, if it's the OS disk, you might have troubles with this. If it's a second or thirth disk, you will be able to do that without any problems.

But my advice to you is to find another solution, like cloning the disk to a bigger drive and then extending it, if anything fails, you'll have a hell of a job recovering data if you're using dynamic disks.

LucF
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