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23 Jul 2012  
Arc

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck View Post
Arc -- What is the purpose of a Dynamic Drive. Why would anyone want to use it? Thanks,
Hello Jim, you may have a nice explanation here : How to convert dynamic disk to basic disk with Partition Wizard magic partition manager? .
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The dynamic disk can contain about 2000 dynamic volume with the functions like that of the primary partitions on the basic disk. In some versions of Windows, several independent dynamic disk can be joined together to form a Spanned Volume, and data can be splitted into several hard disks called Stripped Volume to improve the performances, or to make mirror partitions of multi disks to form mirrored volume.
Wondering why it is a problem, despite of all its goodness ? Coz it is difficult to boot from a dynamic disk. So if your disk on which the boot information (system reserved partition) is stored is converted to a dynamic one (more than four primary partitions makes a disk to dynamic, remember that the system reserved partition is not visible in explorer) , you will not be able to boot your PC.

That is why we want to avoid dynamic disks.
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