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Hello everyone. I checked windows disk management today to see this:


All the disks work fine, but why are they not "blue"?
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Blue = Basic disk
Yellow / Gold = Dynamic disk

Dynamic = better (you can use RAID, expand or extend the disk, etc.)

You can convert a disk to dynamic by doing the following:
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In Disk Management, right-click the basic disk you want to convert.

Click Convert to Dynamic Disk….

Follow the instructions on your screen.

Of course, there is the potential that you like all the blue, in that case, you have to reformat all the disk that are dynamic and format them again in basic :-\
Edited by appleg33k85 - 1/14/13 at 8:32am
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