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Microsoft® Windows Server™ 2003 Inside Out by William R. Stanek

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Managing Volumes on Dynamic Disks

Any disk using the MBR or GPT partition style can be configured as a dynamic disk. Unlike basic disks, which have basic volumes that can be created as primary partitions, extended partitions, and logical drives, dynamic disks have dynamic volumes that can be created as the following types:

  • Simple volumes A simple volume is a volume that's on a single drive and has the same purpose as a primary partition.

  • Spanned volumes A spanned volume is a volume that spans multiple drives.

  • Striped volumes A striped volume is a volume that uses RAID 0 to combine multiple disks into a stripe set.

  • Mirrored volumes A mirrored volume is a volume that uses RAID 1 to mirror a primary disk onto a secondary disk that is available for disaster ...

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