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dynamic disk

A Windows hard disk configuration that supports RAID architectures for high performance and fault tolerance, as well as spanning (treating multiple physical disks as one). Striping (RAID 0) splits the data onto several disks for performance, and RAID 1 and RAID 5 provide fault tolerance using different methods (see RAID). Contrast with basic disk.
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Due to these operating systems' inability to interpret dynamic disks, they cannot directly read or write data to a dynamic disk or a dynamic volume.
Found in Windows XP Professional and Windows 2000, Dynamic Storage capability allows a disk to be initialized as a dynamic disk, enabling it to contain dynamic, simple, spanned, striped, mirrored, and RAID-5 volumes.

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