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For what its worth, you could probably get a linux live cd or usb and use gparted to extend and delete the partitions. Might take a while tho.
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This is the answer.
Do not convert it to a dynamic disk. You're in for a lot of headaches if you do.

Elaborate, please.
Dynamic Disks don't always behave like you'd prefer.

Here's an example - someone used them in Windows XP. They needed to copy lots of data off, so they disconnected the drive and connected it to a Vista computer. That worked fine, but after reconnecting it to the XP computer, it appeared blank.

What happened was Vista updated the partitions to a newer format which XP didn't support. rolleyes.gif

Stuff like that may happen again. But we won't know until Microsoft puts out a new OS and *shock* there's some sort of hassle.

With standard partition tables you can plug a drive into any computer and not worry about it being nuked. Thus, don't use Dynamic Disks. It could be a hassle, so just don't. It's definitely a hassle if your drive dies and you need to try to recover stuff...
     
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Dynamic Disks don't always behave like you'd prefer.
Here's an example - someone used them in Windows XP. They needed to copy lots of data off, so they disconnected the drive and connected it to a Vista computer. That worked fine, but after reconnecting it to the XP computer, it appeared blank.
What happened was Vista updated the partitions to a newer format which XP didn't support. rolleyes.gif
Stuff like that may happen again. But we won't know until Microsoft puts out a new OS and *shock* there's some sort of hassle.
With standard partition tables you can plug a drive into any computer and not worry about it being nuked. Thus, don't use Dynamic Disks. It could be a hassle, so just don't. It's definitely a hassle if your drive dies and you need to try to recover stuff...

Good information, but it seems to be a situational thing. I can understand it if you constantly move the drive, but leaving it in a single machine wouldn't be a problem.

EDIT: Upon further investigation, I still don't see a problem with using a dynamic disk. Even with moving it to other computers. If you know what you're doing, then there is no reason not to do so.
Edited by That Guy - 2/29/12 at 2:03pm
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post #14 of 14
If you convert do a Dynamic Disk, can you ever go back? Or take a hard drive back to how it looked when it came out of the factory?
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