Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Dynamic Disk Creation in Windows 7

14 Sep 2011   #1
chrisino

Windows 7 64 Bit
 
 
Dynamic Disk Creation in Windows 7

Hi,

I have 2 x 750GB HDD's running Windows 7 x64. One of the HDD's contains data the other is blank.

Do I have to format the drive with data on it to convert both drives to being a Dynamic Disk? I don't have a backup drive to move the data to whilst I create a Dynamic Disk so hopefully the answer is no?

Thanks


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

14 Sep 2011   #2
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Why are you trying to convert them to dynamic disks? Are you trying to create a software RAID array? If so, yes, you'll need to move the data off the drive. Conventional wisdom says if you don't have a way of backing it up, the data isn't that important to you....so this would be a good time to invest in an external drive.

If the answer is yes to the software array, don't bother....nothing to gain.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Sep 2011   #3
rraod

MS Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
 
 

Do you want to to apply
Striping or Spanning or Mirroring on these two identical dynamic hard disks?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


Reply

 Dynamic Disk Creation in Windows 7




Thread Tools





Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
dynamic disk to basic disk when win 7 is installed on dynamic disk
ok... first time... so i got this cool Hp laptop .... nice the bad part ... I had a single 500 gb Hard disk. only two partitions ... experimented to partition it ... 1. I upgraded my basic drive to dynamic drive ( got four partitions now) 2. My OS (win 7 home premium x64) is on one of the...
General Discussion
Convert dynamic disk to basic disk in Windows 7
Hello guys, I am trying to install Win 8.1 as dual boot with Win 7. But all partitions of my disk are dynamic. I went through the tutorial in the help section but few questions are not clear. I have downloaded partition wizard as well. As shown in the disk layout, there are 9 partitions on Disk...
General Discussion
Windows 7 boot from Dynamic Disk
Hi, last night I accidentally converted a friend's primary hard disk to a dynamic disk. I read the warning but I was slow on the uptake. Whatever, I clicked yes, it converted, then I looked for solutions on the internet and found some solutions in here. I got ready to go on with those, but when...
General Discussion
Creation of new hard disk partition in windows 7
Hi, I have bought a new HP Pavilion dv6 series laptop recently. OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit Hard disk: 700 GB RAM: 6 GB I want to create a new partition in my hard disk. Now there are 3 partitions: Primary disk (C:) 344 GB (windows is installed in this partition), Recovery (D:) 26...
Hardware & Devices
windows 8 cannot install on a dynamic disk?
when i try to install windows 8 on a new volume it says that the volume is dynamic..am not sure what that means but can i work around it? saw an article about converting a dynamic disk to a basic disk..now is it possible to just convert a partition(where i want to install windows 8) or do i have...
Installation & Setup
dynamic disk in windows 7
Hello, I have been using computers for a while but just recently started to learn what is really going on. I am having trouble understanding what a dynamic disk is. I have read a lot online but I need a very very simple explanation as I am an older person and a lot of the explanations I read...
General Discussion

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:02.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App