Dynamic Disk or Basic Disk?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by ElementalDragon, Mar 14, 2003.

  1. ElementalDragon

    ElementalDragon The One and Only

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    If anyone can tell me, which type of disk is better to use when on Windows XP Pro? Dynamic Disks or Basic Disks? If some of you are confused, it can be changed in the services part of the admin tools in Control Panel
     
  2. chastity

    chastity Moderator Political User

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    Well that depends on if you are going to use two different harddrives as one or not. If you have just a single harddrives in your system go for basic but if you have two actual drives and want windows to see them as one then go dynamic
     
  3. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    Yeah, dynamic is used for software RAID (and maybe some other things).
     
  4. the biggest advantage is say in a server you have a drive mapped everyone saves to (say personal folders) as you run out of room you can keep adding disks to the drive (called a volume)and make it bigger on the fly. up to 32 i believe and they cannot hold the OS it has to be on a basic disk. only problem, loose one disk in the volume, you loose the whole volume.:eek:
     
  5. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    A JBOD array then (Just a Bunch Of Disks). :)
     
  6. has to do with raid card disk setup, nothing really to do with basic and dynamic disks as windows uses it