Basic Vs Dynamic Disk Storage for Windows

Generally, Windows users (Example: Win.NET Server-2003/ 2000/NT 4.0) get an option to select any one of the two logical disks such as basic and dynamic. So, if you have no idea what are these two logical disk are for and which one to choose, then it’s recommended to read through this informative post carefully.

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Basic Disks

Prior to Windows 2000, the Windows operating systems used a basic disk. This basic disk contains three volumes such as logical drives, primary and extended partitions. While using the basic disk you are permitted to either create only four primary partitions on a disk or three primary partition and single extended partition.

Dynamic disk

The dynamic disk proposes the conception of disk groups. These disk groups are nothing but the assembly of disks organized as individual units. The main advantage of the dynamic disk is that it helps to prevent data loss. Each and every dynamic disk within the disk group performs the task of storing the complete configuration data of the group. Further, the database used to store the configuration is replicated and updated across the entire dynamic disks. Even if you lose/move the disk, the Windows operating system maintains the configuration data for the group. But, in critical condition if you still are not able to get lost data, then you can make use of professional software- Remo Recover (Windows) – Pro Edition. The application is exclusively designed to restore lost/deleted data. Also, dynamic partition recovery is quite simple and secure with the help of this tool.

Wrapping up

Dynamic storage is more secure and reliable when compared to basic disk storage. The dynamic and basic storage can contain the combination of FAT16, FAT32, and NTFS. Depending on your need you can opt any one of the storage options.