Spanning the globe

You’d like to span two disks in Windows 7 to create a single large volume. What kind of disk must be used to support this feature?

A) Basic

B) Active

C) Dynamic

D) Distributed

E) If you’d delete all of those Air Supply MP3s, you might have enough disk space.

The answer: C) Dynamic

The Dynamic disk is a Windows disk type that can support many different configurations, including disk spanning, striping, and mirroring.

Want to know more? Watch “Managing Disks.”

When you add a new hard drive into a Windows system, you’re faced with a large number of partition options, disk status information, and drive options. In this video, you’ll learn the differences in partition types, how to add or modify Windows disks, and how to use the powerful Windows Disk Management utility.