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 Post subject: Dynamic vs Basic disk
PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2012 4:08 pm 
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hello all,

i have an interesting question along with an issue.

We recently increased the storage space on a raid 5 configuration at work. We extended the partition to the increased space using disk management (windows server 2003).

the volume is formatted as a mbr/dynamic partition. when we extended the partition, it created what looks like 2 partitions sharing the same drive letter.

my argument is the volume is partitioned as a dynamic disk, windows basically created another volume and extended the original volume to it, giving it the same drive letter. sort of like when you setup a storage pool in disk manager.

i explained that if we convert the partition to a basic disk, it would look like 1 partition instead of 2. although it doesn't really matter as its a hardware raid, data will still be written to the whole disk.

my co worker disagrees, anyone have any input?


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 Post subject: Re: Dynamic vs Basic disk
PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2012 12:53 pm 
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Here is a quick read that will set things straight:

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library ... 85%29.aspx

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