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    guys, I just bought a couple of 1 TB disk and a RAID controller, I haven't decided yet if making a RAID 0 or 1, but my question is: is it necessary to make the disk dynamics in order to create a RAID? keep in mind that this is hardware RAID though



    thanks
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    Last edited by wullieb1; 7th July 2009, 23:27.

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    Re: basic or dynamic disk for RAID

    for hardware raid there's no need in dynamic disks. more so, on high level raid controllers it is strongly recommended you never turn your drives into dynamic drives.
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    • #3
      Re: basic or dynamic disk for RAID

      I would agree with DYasny re sticking to basic drives wherever possible, but are there any references for "strongly recommended"?
      Tom Jones
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        Re: basic or dynamic disk for RAID

        Originally posted by Ossian View Post
        I would agree with DYasny re sticking to basic drives wherever possible, but are there any references for "strongly recommended"?
        no prooflinks off the top of my head, but I remember Dell and LSI documents definitely saying so
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        • #5
          Re: basic or dynamic disk for RAID

          Originally posted by DYasny View Post
          no prooflinks off the top of my head, but I remember Dell and LSI documents definitely saying so

          Sorry but I disagree.

          I change mine to dymanic disk. I read in one of the MS book that dymanic drive is better then basic.

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          • #6
            Re: basic or dynamic disk for RAID

            Could you give us a reference please?

            IIRC from taking and delivering MS courses, you should only use Dynamic disks IF you require software RAID or volume spanning, otherwise you get no benefits over basic. Also (again IIRC) laptop drives cannot be converted to dynamic (although I believe you can install a previously converted drive on a laptop)

            Also many hard drive cloning or partitioning tools will throw a wobbly with a dynamic disk
            Since the hardware RAID card is doing the work, I can't see any need for dynamic disks in this scenario.
            Tom Jones
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            • #7
              Re: basic or dynamic disk for RAID

              Originally posted by zrider View Post
              Sorry but I disagree.

              I change mine to dymanic disk. I read in one of the MS book that dymanic drive is better then basic.
              "better" in what way?
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                Re: basic or dynamic disk for RAID

                Originally posted by zrider View Post
                Sorry but I disagree.

                I change mine to dymanic disk. I read in one of the MS book that dymanic drive is better then basic.
                Have fun when trying to image them to other drives. Not saying it can't be done but it is a real pain.
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