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What is Dynamic disk?


A description of disk types that is used in Windows 2000 or later: a Basic disk contains simple volumes (using the "old fashioned" partition table to describe partitions), a Dynamic disk allows for more types of volumes such as spanned/mirrored/raid/striped.
A Dynamic disk is a physical disk with features that basic disks do not have, such as support for volumes spanning multiple disks. It supports volumes that span multiple disks such as striped volume, RAID-5 volume, etc. With a dynamic disk you can perform disk and volume management without having to restart the operating system.
Dynamic disks use a hidden database to track information about dynamic volumes on the disk and other dynamic disks in the computer. Dynamic disk management is a data/hard disk management method on the Windows platform, first introduced with Windows 2000 operating system.


Tips: Dynamic disks can be made by converting the basic disks. This can be done by using Disk Management or the disks converter utility. When a basic disk is converted into a dynamic disk, all existing basic volumes become dynamic volumes.

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