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Im relatively new to RAID & was wondering..whats the advantage of converting a basic disk to dynamic?

Main reason I ask is because a friend advise that to setup RAID I would need to convert the HDD's to dynamic disks, however once I had RAID setup I noticed in Administrative tools the HDD/s was still set to basic (RAID was definitely working as it only showed one drive instead of 2 in 'My Computer' & it detected the RAID array on bootup).

So having converted to dynamic disk Ive heard it can be changed back to 'basic' disk (though this option is now greyed out in Computer management).

So would I get a performance increase with either type of HDD setup? If basic is faster how do I convert back?

Oh and another thing..I'd have thought that striping 2 36gb HDD's would mean a mirror image is created on the 2nd drive so my total disk size would show as 36gb total? Instead it shows 68.9gb.

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Not really...it basically to deny access to partition formats.
run the Raid array in basic...it will be good enough.
Dynamic disks are used mainly for servers (Raid 5, etc) run in arrays for speed and data integrity because they limit access to other machines as well as themselves.
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