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  • Disadvantage of dynamic disk?

    I intend to upgrade my basic disk to dynamic disk,
    but I'm afraid some of problems occurred,
    I would like to know your experience.
    thanks!

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    Re: Disadvantage of dynamic disk?

    And what is the reason for doing that?
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    • #3
      Re: Disadvantage of dynamic disk?

      Originally posted by Dumber View Post
      And what is the reason for doing that?
      thank you, the reason is that I plan to expand capacity of system partition.

      I found a article on website: http://www.dynamic-disk.com/.
      the article said:
      In fact, the superiority of dynamic disk can not be brought for the system partition.
      Although Spanned Volume and Striped Volume are able to expand the capacity of volume through using the unallocated space of multiple disk,
      for system partition can only is a simple volume and it can not exist in multi-disk.

      do you think?

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      • #4
        Re: Disadvantage of dynamic disk?

        Can you give us a better idea of the hardware and OS this is on?
        Also what uses the server is going to be put to?

        In general, if you can use hardware RAID it offers better performance than anything with dynamic disks
        Also check that any volume level backup or imaging software you use will work with dynamic volumes
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        • #5
          Re: Disadvantage of dynamic disk?

          I know a point: Windows Vista/2008/Win7 cannot be installed on a dynamic disk.

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          • #6
            Re: Disadvantage of dynamic disk?

            Originally posted by msgto View Post
            I know a point: Windows Vista/2008/Win7 cannot be installed on a dynamic disk.
            Are you sure?
            This implies you can, but not on "home" editions:
            http://support.microsoft.com/kb/927520
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            • #7
              Re: Disadvantage of dynamic disk?

              The point about dynamic disk is that it can't be bootable. There is no MBR (master boot record) on a dynamic disk. That the only and good reason why your system (OS) disk cannot be include in a dynamic configuration of disk.
              Hope this will help...

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              • #8
                Re: Disadvantage of dynamic disk?

                Originally posted by Siolor View Post
                The point about dynamic disk is that it can't be bootable. There is no MBR (master boot record) on a dynamic disk. That the only and good reason why your system (OS) disk cannot be include in a dynamic configuration of disk.
                Hope this will help...

                Basic and Dynamic disks CAN both be used with both partition schemes/styles MBR and GPT disks on systems that support them.

                http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/libr...85(VS.85).aspx

                Also:

                Reinstalling . You can perform a fresh installation of on a dynamic volume only if that volume was converted from a basic volume and it retained an entry in the partition table. Simple volumes converted from basic disks on do not have an entry in the partition table unless they were system or boot volumes prior to conversion. This information is required to perform fresh installations of on dynamic volumes.

                Boot and system partitions. You can convert a basic disk containing the system or boot partitions to a dynamic disk. After the disk is converted, these partitions become simple system or boot volumes (after restarting the computer). You cannot mark an existing dynamic volume as active. You can convert a basic disk containing the boot partition (which contains the operating system) to a dynamic disk. After the disk is converted, the boot partition becomes a simple boot volume (after restarting the computer).

                http://www.microsoft.com/resources/d....mspx?mfr=true
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                • #9
                  Re: Disadvantage of dynamic disk?

                  Take a look at this comparison table, maybe it will help you decide.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Disadvantage of dynamic disk?

                    Originally posted by L4ndy View Post
                    Basic and Dynamic disks CAN both be used with both partition schemes/styles MBR and GPT disks on systems that support them.

                    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa363785(VS.85).aspx

                    .....
                    I got this mistake in my mind, finally the good things about this is that now i know the correct answer aswell
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