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Dynamic drive vs basic drive

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Last response: in Storage
October 30, 2011 4:55:54 AM

Hey guys, i accidentally converted my harddrive in to dynamic form.... does this affect my computer's performance? Does it affect the life span of my harddrive? Help please!

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October 31, 2011 2:07:56 PM

Hi final0907,

In general, each has its own advantages and disadvantages.

After you convert a basic disk to a dynamic, the dynamic disk cannot be directly changed to basic without third-party tools. Firstly, you must delete all volumes on the dynamic disk, and then convert it back to basic disk. I suggest that you should backup data on the dynamic volume, and then convert back, or use third-party tools, such as Dynamic Disk Converter.

Installing a multi-system on a basic disk and converting to dynamic disk will lead one of them to be abnormality or failure at start up.