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basic disk

The common hard disk configuration in a Windows computer. The disk is divided into primary partitions and, optionally, an extended partition. Contrast with dynamic disk. See partition, primary partition and extended partition.
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Quickly change dynamic to basic disk within 3 to 10 seconds.
Besides new manage/resize/copy GPT partition features, EASEUS Partition Master's ability to support a dynamic disk is also booted up: it can now convert a dynamic disk with EXT2, EXT3 and SWAP partitions to a basic disk under Windows environments in addition to converting dynamic disks with FAT and NTFS partitions.
This new version introduces the new feature Convert Dynamic Disk to Basic Disk that helps simplify the task of dynamic disk (volume) management like converting a dynamic disk, a resizing dynamic disk, extending a dynamic system volume, etc.