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What is the difference between Basic Disk and Dynamic Disk?

Asked by R. Barnes, Last updated: Jul 01, 2020

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B. Mary

Health comes first, and I happen to know a lot about health.

B. Mary, Health Care manager, MHA(Master's In Healthcare Administration), Raleigh, North Carolina

Answered Nov 08, 2019

The basic disk is known to be the usual storage model. This makes use of different partitions to make sure that all of the items that you will save will have its rightful spot in your hard drive. The dynamic disc is different in such a way that it will make use of volumes instead of the partitions that basic disks use. The basic disk can only make limited partition, which may not be ideal when you would need something that will span through the different volumes.

The dynamic disc may be more helpful this way. The basic disc will allow you to save your files easily, but you need backup if in case the hard drive breaks down. For the dynamic disc, you can use it more effectively for transferring the data from the basic disc to the dynamic disc. Just make sure one thing that you have enough space available to make the transfer effective.

 

J. Rogers

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J. Rogers, Rosshazlewood, MA, Birmingham

Answered Nov 01, 2019

Both are two types of hard drive configurations most often used in Windows. The basic disk is one of the ways to design a hard drive, which is the same configuration used with MS-DOS. It uses standard compartments and data on the hard disk. Basic disks house primary partitions and extended partitions.

Extended partitions can be further divided into logical drives. The dynamic disk is another way to configure hardware, except it includes dynamic volumes instead of partitions. Unlike big disks, the separation can be lengthened with dynamic disks configuration even after the partition is already created.

 

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