Scenario: You want to back up or copy a dynamic disk, and the program doesn’t allow you to.
Dynamic disks are a proprietary extension to MBR and GPT disk partitioning layouts. It’s not sufficiently documented and can’t be properly supported by third party vendors like us.
Notice: Dynamic GPT is NOT supported at all!
Only the following Paragon products offer support for Microsoft Dynamic Disks:
The support for MS Dynamic Disks is very limited. The following operations are possible:
The Professional versions of our programs mentioned above can convert a Dynamic MBR Disk to a Basic MBR Disk. All data will be preserved and the volumes will be converted to partitions.
A Dynamic MBR Disk can be converted to a Basic MBR Disk with the Windows Disk Management (WDM, diskmgmt.msc) as well. For that purpose all volumes (partitions) on the disk have to be removed.
If you have a Dynamic MBR Disk by accident and do not know how to solve your issue please feel free to create a support request. If there is a way out of your trap we will find it for you. It would accelerate the process if you’d attach the following documentation: