Supported by Windows 2000, dynamic disk is a physical disk
initialized for dynamic storage. It holds simple volumes
, spanned volumes, mirrored volumes, striped volumes, and RAID-5
volumes. With a dynamic disk you can perform disk and volume management without having to restart the operating system
. Upgrading a basic disk
to dynamic storage will render the entire disk unreadable to operating systems other than Windows 2000
Contrast with basic disk.