anyone ever use windows dynamic disk?

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  1. dorkultra

    dorkultra OT's resident crohns dude OT Supporter

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    so i have a computer i use as a server. it has the following drives inside:
    120gb - runs winxp pro
    200gb
    200gb
    80gb
    so total, it's probably somewhere around 520-550 gigs, i don't know, i didn't add it up

    the 2 200gb and the 80 gb drives are for storage. but it's getting kinda unorganized to access each drive letter etc.
    i'd setup raid, but i don't have a raid card and i'm not sure it's what i'm looking for.

    i'd like to map a single drive letter that would allow me to drop files to it without having to decide which drive they go on.

    i'm not so much worried about redundacy, i have my backups on several drives that never go in a computer until i need them.

    what exactly does dynamic disk do?
     
  2. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    It can do all sorts of things including what you were asking about.

    I can point you to where you can get all the information you need for that.

    Start > right click "my computer" > manage > at the top, click help >

    Help topics > on the left side select "Disc management" >

    on the left side select "how to" > now on the right side, you will

    see a list of walkthroughs for a bunch of things that you can

    do with dynamic discs.
     
  3. deusexaethera

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    Dynamic disks primarily prevent anything besides Windows from being able to read the disks. That said, it is very easy to create a spanned volume using dynamic disks, so that's probably the approach you should use.
     

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