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An Examination of
the differences between
Dynamic
and Basic Disks
(under Microsoft® Windows™ 2000/XP)

Web Presentation and Text are Copyright © 2004 by Daniel B. Sedory
NOT to be reproduced in any form without Permission of the Author !

 

   "Dynamic Disk" is the term that Microsoft® assigned to a new method for storing file-system partitions on an HDD. The standard historical layout is now referred to as a "Basic Disk" by Microsoft® in order to distinguish between the two.

   This page is intended to clear up some misconceptions that people have about sector-level details of Dynamic disks, since we've seen some magazine articles and comments about the structure of a Dynamic Disk that were made by people who didn't appear to really have first-hand knowledge about them! So, once again, we decided it was time to discover the facts using forensic methods rather than depending solely upon the available (and possibly incorrect) documentation.

Sorry, page is still under construction !!! The links needed to go somewhere!