Basic or Dynamic HDD settings help


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Gabriel Knight

I have now put in a new 500gig HDD but in disk manager it says it is
"Dynamic" and not "Basic". I googled dynamic and to my understanding dynamic
is for Raid and uses a database for its file system. Is there any reason I
should keep it as dynamic I will only be storing my personal files on it
with no installed programs or games. Is it faster or better than basic if
not I will convert it to basic.

Thanks
GK
 
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G

Gabriel Knight

I forgot to say that im using Win XP Pro with SP3 and I will not be spliting
it into partitions only one drive with the full 500gig.

Thanks
GK
 
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Paul

Gabriel said:
I have now put in a new 500gig HDD but in disk manager it says it is
"Dynamic" and not "Basic". I googled dynamic and to my understanding dynamic
is for Raid and uses a database for its file system. Is there any reason I
should keep it as dynamic I will only be storing my personal files on it
with no installed programs or games. Is it faster or better than basic if
not I will convert it to basic.

Thanks
GK

Set it back to Basic.

Dynamic just makes maintenance at some later date, a bit harder.

Paul
 

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