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Step-on-step guide on how to create new simple volume

In this article you will find out:

  • how to create new simple volume
  • how to protect your data

Are you ready? Let's read!

Let's create new simple volume

Creating a simple volume in Windows can be on both a basic disk and a dynamic disk. If you want to create a simple volume on a basic disk, then you can get a primary or logical partition. However, this type of volume is relatively difficult to increase.

As for creating a simple volume on a dynamic disk, it will not be difficult to change its size and, in this regard, it will be relatively flexible. To expand the volume to unallocated space, you must format it with the NTFS file system.

A simple volume can also be expanded to another dynamic disk in the same area of the computer, and it becomes spanned by expanding it to one or more disks. After expanding the volume, it is impossible to delete any part of the spanned volume; only deleting the entire volume will be available.

Note that earlier operating systems, such as MS-DOS, Windows 95, 98, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows NT 4.0, and Windows XP Home Edition cannot support dynamic disk.

How to do that

Let's walk through the creation of a new simple volume on the more common operating system, Windows 10.

Press Windows + R keys; as soon as the Run window opens, type diskmgmt.msc. Press Enter, and you will be taken to "Disk Management".

Next, right-click the unallocated space and click the New Simple Volume button. A New Simple Volume Wizard will appear in a new window - follow the instructions and select the volume size, file system, assign a driver letter, select a block size and name the volume label. Next, click "Finish" to create a new simple volume.

Now, let's start expanding a simple volume:

In Disk Management, right-click the simple volume you want to expand and select Expand Volume from the list.

A "Volume Expansion Wizard" will appear in a new window to help you select the criteria you need to properly expand the volume.

Restart your computer after the volume expansion is complete.

Make sure your data is safe

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