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(How) can I “reactivate” a dynamic disk spanned accross two physical disks (connected via USB) from another computer?

I built a new system that has a RAID 5 array and I wish to recover files that were stored on my previous computer's spanned dynamic disk system. That system is not bootable, so I cannot start it up ...
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Copy failing drive in order to retrieve files?

I have an NTFS hard drive with a dynamic partition, which I believe is on the verge of failure (multiple spin-up retries, drive disappears from "My Computer" in Windows). I have ordered a 1TB drive to ...
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Windows Extended Volume to Linux?

I have two 3TB drive on my Windows Server 2008 R2, that I have "extended" together to form one 6TB dynamic volume. I'm going to install a Linux distribution on the server, and am wondering how I ...
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How do I safely move a Windows 7 software RAID 1 volume to a new PC?

I have 2 identical drives in an old PC running as a mirror RAID (RAID1) using the Windows 7 software RAID. These drives are data-only drives and are not being used to boot an operating system. How do ...
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moving dynamic disk from Windows to another Windows computer when original Windows is not available

How do I mount dynamic disk on new system without access to the old OS ? I need to move Dynamic data disk from old Windows XP (Pro, SP3) system, where disk crashed, to new Windows system without ...
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Non destructively Convert offline dynamic disk to basic disk using testdisk tool

I had a 250GB hard disk having several NTFS partitions. The disk was a dynamic disk (created in windows). Now when I formatted windows (which was in another disk), the dynamic disk is shown as ...
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Does Windows 7 Support Removing Disks from a Spanned Volume?

I would like to use Spanned Volumes in Windows 7 to present a number of disks (or iSCSI LUNs) as a single volume. I like to maintain flexibility in my setups however. Is it possible to remove a disk ...
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which software is better for creating and changing DYNAMIC disks(partitions)?

i have a laptop that it's 1 TeraByte hard disk is dynamic(not basic). i want to change that hard drive with a third party program for creating new patitions. so i tried Acronis Disk Director Advanced ...
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Can I unplug a failing dynamic disk and plug it into another computer?

I just wondered if it is possible to unplug a dynamic disk (hard drive) and plug it into another computer? The reason I ask is that one of my HDDs with Windows on it is about to fail, and I don't ...
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Recover data from a Windows Dynamic Volume Spanned Disk

I have a dynamic volume created with two spanned partitions over two disk. Recently, one disk has started failing, and I want to copy the data inside that disk to another disk, before replacing it. ...