RAID 5 volume can only be created in dynamic disk?

i know there is hardware RAID and software RAID, can RAID 5 can only be created in dynamic disk? thx
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  1. If you are using software raid (windows), then yes, they must be dynamic disks.
  2. Hawkeye22 said:
    If you are using software raid (windows), then yes, they must be dynamic disks.


    thx, u mean RAID 5 can also be crated on basic disk, right?
  3. For software raid in windows, I believe they must be dynamic disks. Dynamic disks have a special area reserved for metadata, like raid volume & stuff that makes it easier to manage the volumes.

    Dynamic disks were introduced in Windows 2000 Server. By converting a disk to a dynamic disk, you give Disk Management the ability to manage it in new ways, without requiring a reboot in most cases. You can extend a disk volume, span a volume across multiple physical disks, stripe the volume for improved performance, mirror it, or add it to a RAID-5 array—all from the Disk Management console and all without a reboot, after the disk is converted to a dynamic disk

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd163558.aspx

    If you use hardware raid, then yes, the disks can be basic.
  4. Hawkeye22 said:
    For software raid in windows, I believe they must be dynamic disks. Dynamic disks have a special area reserved for metadata, like raid volume & stuff that makes it easier to manage the volumes.

    Dynamic disks were introduced in Windows 2000 Server. By converting a disk to a dynamic disk, you give Disk Management the ability to manage it in new ways, without requiring a reboot in most cases. You can extend a disk volume, span a volume across multiple physical disks, stripe the volume for improved performance, mirror it, or add it to a RAID-5 array—all from the Disk Management console and all without a reboot, after the disk is converted to a dynamic disk

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd163558.aspx

    If you use hardware raid, then yes, the disks can be basic.



    thanks so much Hawkeye22, a little longer guidance, but finally i got it now :bounce:
  5. Windows Raid 5 requires dynamic disk AND windows Server. Windows 7, etc do not support Raid 5 even if you are converting the disks to dynamic
  6. lafontma said:
    Windows Raid 5 requires dynamic disk AND windows Server. Windows 7, etc do not support Raid 5 even if you are converting the disks to dynamic



    just checked the site Hawkeye22 recommended, i noticed the system partition is better not to be dynamic disk, so if there is a raid card controller, RAID 5 is possible to created on basic disk, is this right?
  7. Yes, it should be possible. Just download the manual for whatever raid card you plan on purchasing, but I don't recall ever having a raid controller that specified that a disk had to be basic or dynamic.

    If you plan on using the motherboard's built in raid controller, then check your motherboard manual on raid setup.
  8. A very small correction. RAID5 will not be created on a basic disk. Instead, the hardware will do the RAID5 and present all the space to the OS as a single device. The OS will create a basic disk on that device. Or a dynamic disk on it, if you prefer. But the OS will not see the actual drives that constitute the array.
  9. ^ Good catch W.K.

    I don't know where my brain is today.
  10. Hawkeye22 said:
    I don't know where my brain is today.

    Have you looked in the fridge? I keep mine in there when I need to cool off. :pt1cable:
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