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Windows Dynamic Disks


R‑Studio for Linux supports dynamic disks, including Windows software RAIDs, mirrors, and spanned volumes. When R‑Studio for Linux detects components from such dynamic disks, it assembles them accordingly.

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Windows dynamic disks (RAID5)

R‑Studio for Linux automatically detects components form dynamic disks and creates those dynamic disks automatically. At the same time, R‑Studio for Linux gives access to the parents of the dynamic disks (hard drives and images).

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Windows dynamic disks (RAID5) in R-Studio  for Mac

Also, R‑Studio for Linux automatically detects inconsistent components of dynamic disks and marks them accordingly.

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Windows dynamic disks (RAID5) with unsynced parent

R‑Studio for Linux shows the components of the selected dynamic disk on its LDM Components tab.

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LDM Components tab

R‑Studio for Linux shows broken dynamic disks in pink.

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Broken dynamic disks in R-Studio

The LDM Components tab also allows you to manually disconnect or connect the components, for example, if they are such damaged that R‑Studio for Linux cannot recognize them as parts of a broken dynamic disk. Select the object from the drop-down box and click the Connect button. R‑Studio for Linux displays the objects it recognizes as the components of the dynamic disk in blue.

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Adding a component manually

You may immediately switch to the dynamic disk configuration that R‑Studio for Linux believes most probable by clicking the Reassemble button.

R‑Studio for Linux shows dynamic disks with manually added components in blue:

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Dynamic disks with added components in R-Studio