This category introduce RAID, what is raid, raid types, hardware raid, software raid, raid compatible software, raid toos, software for raid
Several days ago I wrote an article about how to resize raid1 partition, many people ask me what about RAID 5, how to resize raid 5 virtual partitions, so today I want to talk about reszing raid5 partitions.
In fact, it is similar to resize raid 5 and raid 1 virtual drives. Please note, raid 5 here is hardware raid 5.Most important step when resizing raid5 partition
The reason why people think it is hard to resize a raid 5 partition is because they don't know whether it is required to break More >
It is a headache for many people who want to resize raid partitions, because RAID array is different with a single hard disk drive. Hardware RAID 1 array is create by two physical hard disk drives with full or part of the disk space, so a RAID partition often called as "virtual" drive.
The same with single disk drive, raid virtual drives also runs out of space, especially for system C: drive, because RAID 1 "waste" space of a disk, it is used to install Operating System for fast boot More >
Do you want to convert dynamic disk to basic without data losing? If you need to convert dynamic disk to basic nondestructively, Dynamic Disk Converter will help you a lot. This article will introduce how to revert dynamic disk back to basic with the easiest way.Disadvantages of dynamic disk
Dynamic disk volumes also are called software RAID, although dynamic disks contains too many advantages than the basic disks, it also bring some problems as bellow:
1. System partition on basic disk cannot More >
A dynamic disk is a physical disk that provides features that basic disks do not, such as support for volumes spanning multiple disks. Dynamic disk is supported in Windows XP Professional/Vista/Windows 7 and Windows Servers 2000/2003/2008. A disk initialized for dynamic storage is called a dynamic disk. A dynamic disk contains dynamic volumes, such as Simple Volume, Spanned Volume, Stripped Volume, Mirrored Volume and RAID-5 Volume. With dynamic disk, you can perform disk More >
Common Name(s): RAID 0 1, 01, 0/1, “mirrored stripes”, “mirror of stripes”; RAID 1 0, 10, 1/0, “striped mirrors”, “stripe of mirrors”. Labels are often used incorrectly; verify the details of the implementation if the distinction between 0 1 and 1 0 is important to you.
Technique(s) Used: Mirroring and striping without parity.
Description: The most popular of the multiple RAID levels, RAID 01 and 10 combine the best features of striping and mirroring to yield More >