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Windows 7: Dynamic Disk Creation in Windows 7


14 Sep 2011   #1

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


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14 Sep 2011   #2

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.
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14 Sep 2011   #3

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?
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