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Windows 7: question regarding disk management

19 Jul 2013   #1
emmett82

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
question regarding disk management

what does it mean to convert a drive to dynamic disc, what is it and what does it do if i select all my ssd's and convert it to a dynamic disk?


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19 Jul 2013   #2
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

DO NOT turn your disks dynamic.
Just google it and you`ll get your answer.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/w...-dynamic-disks

http://www.partitionwizard.com/dynam...amic-disk.html
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19 Jul 2013   #3
emmett82

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
DO NOT turn your disks dynamic.
Just google it and you`ll get your answer.

What are basic and dynamic disks?

What is Dynamic disk and what can dynamic disk do?
i dont plan on doing it im just curious as to what it does and what happens
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20 Jul 2013   #4
bobafetthotmail

Win 7 Pro 64-bit 7601
 
 

from the links (future reference in case they break sometime in the future):

A basic disk uses primary partitions, extended partitions, and logical drives to organize data. A formatted partition is also called a volume (the terms volume and partition are often used interchangeably). In this version of Windows, basic disks can have either four primary partitions or three primary and one extended partition. The extended partition can contain multiple logical drives (up to 128 logical drives are supported). The partitions on a basic disk cannot share or split data with other partitions. Each partition on a basic disk is a separate entity on the disk.


Dynamic disks can contain a large number of dynamic volumes (approximately 2000) that function like the primary partitions used on basic disks. In some versions of Windows, you can combine separate dynamic hard disks into a single dynamic volume (called spanning), split data among several hard disks (called striping) for increased performance, or duplicate data among several hard disks (called mirroring) for increased reliability.


General advice: Dynamic disks are a PITA. Don't make them
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