Hello, I am new to the forum.
I am currently using a laptop on Windows Vista Home Premium. I recently bought a external hard disk case so that I could use my old hard disks for backup and to retrieve data via USB 2.0. I was able to access data from two hard disks that were "Basic" but could not read the third 500gb hard disk that was a "Dynamic".
In Disk Management, the computer recognises the dynamic hard disk but says it is "Offline". I did a search and realised that Dynamic hard disks could not be read using Vista Home Premium. The only options available when right clicking are; convert to basic disk, properties and help.
I was wondering if there is any way I could recover/access the data from the Dynamic hard disk without having to convert it to basic (which would mean formatting/deleting data on it)?
I also tried accessing the dynamic hard disk through the external hard disk case on my friend's laptop which is running XP Professional but still I can't read it.
I read on another thread on this forum that I could use a program to retrieve the data from a basic hard disk converted from dynamic, but since I haven't converted/formatted the dynamic yet, I was wondering if I could retrieve the data by any other means?
Any help or suggestions would be appreciated.