Any important drawbacks to Dynamic Disks?


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GettingByOk

Hi,

I'm formatting a 2 TB RAID-0 volume right now as a dynamic disk. It's a
2-drive RAID-0 set and it's my L: disk. My C: drive is also RAID-0 but it's a
Basic disk. Two questions:

1) Any drawbacks to Dynamic disks? Couldn't find any in the doc except for
the same kind as with NTFS, you can't do certain things w/ older OS's that I
don't need to do anyway.

2) Any significant risks or problems if I convert my C: drive from Basic to
Dynamic?

Thanks,
Robert
 
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Shenan Stanley

GettingByOk said:
I'm formatting a 2 TB RAID-0 volume right now as a dynamic disk.
It's a 2-drive RAID-0 set and it's my L: disk. My C: drive is also
RAID-0 but it's a Basic disk. Two questions:

1) Any drawbacks to Dynamic disks? Couldn't find any in the doc
except for the same kind as with NTFS, you can't do certain things
w/ older OS's that I don't need to do anyway.

2) Any significant risks or problems if I convert my C: drive from
Basic to Dynamic?

Actually - I would ask myself this question, "What do *I* gain by using a
dynamic disk over a basic disk in my configuration...?" --> So - if you
asked yourself that - what is your answer? ;-)

Assuming you have read this?
http://www.dynamic-disk.com/difference-between-basic-and-dynamic-disk.html
 
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GettingByOk

Shenan,

Thanks, that article is very helpful. At its end there's another article
explaining the tradeoffs using dynamic disks, which is always very useful to
know. Based on that, I'll leave my 2 TB eSATA as a dynamic disk (which is how
I was formatting it anyway) and leave my C: drive as a basic disk. I might
add another eSATA and do a RAID-1 across both RAID-0 eSATA's but my basic C:
drive doesn't seem to be broken so no need to fix it :)

Thanks again,
Robert
 

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