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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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Fragmentation must also be watched if your VMs are configured with the dynamic disk option, which allows the virtual machine to grow the size of its storage as necessary.
Dynamic disk is a technology that Microsoft developed to implement volume management and RAID.
Rival storage company EMC Corp claims that Compaq is playing catch-up and that it already offers the equivalent technology in the SRDF, TimeFinder and Dynamic Disk Reallocation applications it has been selling for some time.

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