Partition Manager Server 8.1.1
- Convert NTFS to FAT.
- Copy Dynamic disk volume.
- GPT Disk and MBR Disk interconversion.
- Copy UEFI boot disk.
- Convert GPT-style Dynamic Disk to Basic.
- Move Boot/System volume for Dynamic Disk.
Partition Manager Help
- Partitioning Basics
Using Partition Manager
- Partition Manager Basic
- Menu Of View
- Disk Operations
- Partition Operations
- Dynamic Disk
- Technical Support
You can employ Partition Manager to create dynamic disk volumes including Simple Volume, Spanned Volume, Striped Volume (Raid 0), Mirrored Volume (Raid 1) and Raid-5. Different volume need different precondition.
Simple Volume: A simple volume is a dynamic volume that is made up of disk space from a single dynamic disk.
Spanned Volume: A spanned volume is a dynamic volume consisting of disk space on more than one physical disk. You need at least two dynamic disks in addition to the startup disk to create a spanned volume.
Striped Volume (Raid 0): A striped volume is a dynamic volume that stores data in stripes on two or more physical disks. Striped volumes offer the best performance of all the volumes that are available in Windows, but they do not provide fault tolerance.
Mirrored Volume (Raid 1): A mirrored volume provides an identical twin of the selected volume. All data written to the mirrored volume is written to both volumes, which results in disk capacity of only 50 percent.
Raid-5: Three hard drives, which can be IDE, SCSI or mixed structure, are entailed. All disks relevant to RAID-5 volume must be dynamic disks and operating system boot files and system files must be stored on another volume.
Create volume with Partition Manager
Step 1: Launch Partition Manager, select and right click an unallocated dynamic disk, then click “Create Volume” from the popup menu.
Step 2: Select the type of volume to be created in the popup window. Partition Manager supports creation of Simple Volume, Spanned Volume, Striped Volume, Mirrored volume and RAID-5. Select Simple and click “Next“.
Step 3: Select the destination disk where volume is to be created by only selecting the corresponding disk and then clicking “Add” to add this disk to the right box. After than, click “Next” to enter next page:
Step 4: Set relevant parameters including Volume Label, File System, Driver Letter, Cluster Size and Volume Size/ Location for this new volume according to this page.
Step 5: Click “Finish” to finish creating volume.