On Thu, 19 Nov 2009 21:00:54 -0000, "John Smith" <jbloggs@xxxxxxxxxx>
>"PeterC" <giraffenos.pam@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
>> On Thu, 19 Nov 2009 17:36:40 -0000, John Smith wrote:
>>> Is there any software available, commercial or otherwise, that will
>>> the management of partitions across dynamic disks? Had a look at Acronis
>>> it doesn't seem to mention dynamic disks in the blurb.
>> Possibly Easus Partition Manager does. I've just looked at the Help file
>> and such disks are mentioned (I've never understood what they are)
>Thanks, I'll have a look at that. Dynamic disks are new in XP, they offer
>several advantages, such as performance in the case of disk striping, the
>ability to span several partitions and create a large partition as the sum
>of all the parts of other physical disks and also reliability, such as
>mirroring, RAID, etc. I'm guessing the added complexity is hard to
>implement, particularly if you are playing with mirrored drives.
It's dead easy to set up. But it's also dead easy to set up in a way
that leaves you twice as vulnerable (or more) to hard drive failure
It's largely not worth bothering with.
Cheers - Jaimie
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