Convert Dynamic Disk to Basic Disk without Data Losing

Before Windows Vista and Windows 7, you cannot shrink or extend partition in Disk Management, so you may convert a basic disk to dynamic to extend partition, but nowadays many people want to convert dynamic disk to basic. When you add new disks, you may convert disk to dynamic mistakely. To convert dynamic disk to basic disk, Microsoft provides no method, it tells you to delete all dynamic volumes and then convert dynamic disk to basic disk, bad enough. Fortunately, there are other methods to convert dynamic disk to basic without data losing. Why convert dynamic disk to basic disk? Although dynamic disks contains  many advantages than the basic disks, it also brings some problems as bellow: 1. If you converted basic disk to dynamic, you cannot delete these dynamic volumes and reinstall Microsoft Windows operating system with system CD/DVD. 2. You cannot convert dynamic disk to basic disk without … Continue reading

Basic Knowledge about Partition and Partitioning

What is a hard disk? A hard disk/drive is one the part of your computer responsible for long-term storage of information. Unlike volatile memory (often refers to RAM), which lost its storage information once its power supply is shut off, a hard disk stores information permanently, allowing you to save program, files or any other data. Hard disks also have much more powerful storage capabilities than RAM. What is disk formatting? Computer must be able to access needed information on command; however, even the smallest hard disk can store millions of bits. How does the computer know where to look for the information it needs? To solve this problem, hard disks are organized into discrete, identifiable divisions, thus allowing the computer to find any particular sequence of bits easily. The most basic form of disk organization called formatting. Formatting prepares the hard disk so that files can be written to … Continue reading

Hard Disk and Hard Drive Physical Components

What is hard disk drive? A hard disk drive (often shortened as hard disk, hard drive, or HDD) is a non-volatile storage device that stores digitally encoded data on rapidly rotating rigid (i.e. hard) platters with magnetic surfaces. Strictly speaking, “drive” refers to the motorized mechanical aspect that is distinct from its medium, such as a tape drive and its tape, or a floppy disk drive and its floppy disk. Early HDDs had removable media; however, an HDD today is typically a sealed unit (except for a filtered vent hole to equalize air pressure) with fixed media. How hard drive works? A hard disk is a sealed unit containing a number of platters in a stack. Hard disks may be mounted in a horizontal or a vertical position. In this description, the hard drive is mounted horizontally. Electromagnetic read/write heads are positioned above and below each platter. As the platters … Continue reading

$39.95 Professional Partition Manager Giveaway!

EASEUS Partition Master Professional is comprehensive hard disk partition management tool and system partition optimization software; it can let you enjoy all the powerful basic and advanced partition functions for Windows XP/Vista/Windows 7 32/64 bit users. Overview Windows 7 32 bit and 64 bit compatible. Extend system partition to maximize computer performance. Resize/move/delete/format/create partition and lots of useful features. Backup all data or copy entire hard disk to another without Windows reinstallation. Operate directly on the disk map with the drag-and-drop and preview the changes. Create bootable CD/DVD in case of system boot failure. EASEUS Partition Master Professional main features: Extend system partition to maximize computer performance. Copy wizard to backup all data or copy entire hard disk to another without Windows reinstallation. Basic partition features for better managing hard disk and maximizing computer performance. Advanced partition features to maximize computer performance and minimize computer downtime. Usability features allow you … Continue reading