Dynamic Disk Question

helioshelios Member Posts: 51 ■■□□□□□□□□
So I'm going through my 70-270 book. Can someone elaborate on this...

Features Supported by a dynamic disk...

- creating simple, spanned, striped and raid-5 volumes.

Does this mean that a RAID can be created on a single physical disk?

thanks for any help!


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    wireratwirerat Member Posts: 251
    Windows XP does not support raid-5 volumes. XP pro only supports RAID-0 which is also called a striped volume. Only the server OS's support the fault-tolerant versions of RAID, which are RAID-1 and RAID-5. To answer your question though, a RAID configuration can not be configured on a single disk. The definition of RAID (redundant array of independent disks) implies the use of two or more disks. Hope this helps you out.
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    WebmasterWebmaster Admin Posts: 10,292 Admin
    RAID 5 requires at least 3 disks, but is indeed not supported on Windows XP. Windows NT clients (including XP and 2000) do not support fault tolerant disks configurations, unless you use a raid card or your mainboard supports it. i.e. some allows 2 disks to be configured in a RAID 1 mirror, Windows XP would recognize it as a single disk.

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    mobri09mobri09 Users Awaiting Email Confirmation Posts: 723
    The exam cram2 book explains dynamic disk and all disk layouts with a significant amount of information. I was upset that there was not one question on my exam on those topics. icon_cry.gif
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