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Dynamic disk

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by DVOM, Sep 20, 2003.

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  1. DVOM

    DVOM Thread Starter

    Jun 20, 2002
    I'm working on a machine that's got the main 120G disk as basic and the slave 120G disk as dynamic. (OS is w2k)

    I don't know much about dynamic disks. What, if any, are the advantages to having just the slave disk dynamic? From what I've read, it seems that all the disks should be dynamic for maximum advantage.

    Will the main drive being basic and the slave dynamic cause me any problems? The slave is used for data storage and storing ghost images of the OS partition. As it is, I'm unable to view the contents of the ghost image with Ghost Explorer.

    The final setup I'm trying to create has the main/basic drive partitioned with 12G for the OS and 108G for data. The slave/dynamic drive is to contain synced copies of the data folders from the main drive. The slave is in a removable HDD tray.

    I'm thinking that it would be best to wipe the slave and convert it to basic.

    Any thoughts are appreciated.
  2. BTS '76

    BTS '76

    Dec 7, 2002
    the only time you really need a drive to be dynamic is when your using it as some kind of back up, like in a RAID situiation or if you wanna span the volume of the drive into multiple drives.

    it sort of sounds like your doing that, so you may want to leave it.
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