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Windows 7: Access Dynamic HD via USB ext. HD case?

10 Aug 2011   #1

Win7 64bit Ultimate
Access Dynamic HD via USB ext. HD case?

ref. Win7 32bit OR XP Pro 32bit

How can I access Data on a Dynamic HD, via USB ext. HD case?

NONE of this data has been deleted, so I don't need an UNdelete program. I simply need to bounce the data off the drives, convert the drives back to Simple, & REbounce the data back to the drives.

I have 3 HD's that I need to pull data off of. 2 x 250Gig WD & 1 x 1TB WD. All were Data ONLY drives (D:\, E:\, & F:\).

Win7 & XP only allow me the option of converting the Dynamic drives, to Basic, which wipes all data from them.

Yes, I know that if I plugged the drives directly into a mobo SATA port, I could move data at will. However I only have 1 working SATA port on this POS temp mobo & the C:\ drive is using it.

Anybody have any ideas?????


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10 Aug 2011   #2
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate

Hello MLStrand56, welcome to Seven Forums!

Have a look at this tutorial at the link below for options and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.

How to Convert a Dynamic Disk to a Basic Disk

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11 Aug 2011   #3

Win7 64bit Ultimate
Converting Dynamic to Simple disk is NOT the problem

Step 1 in the URL you recommend is: backup anything that you do not want to lose on that dynamic disk.

Please explain how to do that when I can't access the Dynamic disk at all, via. USB?

The problem is Not converting a Dynamic disk to a Simple disk. Both Win7 & XP can do easily, but with 100% data loss.

The problem IS: How to pull data off a Dynamic Drive via. USB?

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11 Aug 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit

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