Maxtor Hard Drive help

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i just install new maxtor hd i set it for slave i just dont understand why it comes out Dynamic Disk ?all my other hds are basic. any help would be appeciated ! Im on winxp
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Lot's of answers to that question here. My first assumption is when you installed it and it asked you if you wanted to set it up as a dynamic disk, you said "yes"

More here:
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&ie=U ... ic+disk%22

Google search = maxtor + "dynamic disk"
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will i lose stuffs if i save them in my dynamic drive?
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I've only converted a drive to dynamic once and that was for educational purposes. The book I have where I could find a better answer is at work, but this should give you a very good understanding about dynamic drives if you read it closely:

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/treevi ... w2kadb.asp
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now i convert my new hard drive to basic but my C: changed to Dynamic Disk . if there any tool that make them convert all back to basic? thx
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you can't convert back or you will lose everything.
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UNFLUX is absolutely correct. If you try to convert your C drive back to basic, you'll lose everything on it because you must first delete all volumes on it.

Having your disk as dynamic isn't going to cause you any difficulties as far as your data goes. It's basically there to allow Win2K/XP users to take advantage of some of the more advanced capabilities such as disc mirroring and updating without restarting the system etc. Technically speaking your disk should operate with a bit more efficiency.

I'd just leave it alone and not worry about it at this point.
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ok thx for ur advice

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