What kind of disk should you create?

You are configuring a disk array on a new server, and you need to configure Windows to use mirroring to duplicate information across disk drives. What kind of Windows disk should you create to support this requirement?

A) Basic

B) Dynamic

C) Enhanced

D) Logical

E) Redundancy is overrated. Save some money and buy fewer drives.

The answer: B) Dynamic

Windows dynamic drives support spanning, striping, and mirroring. Basic disks are, well, basic, and don’t include any of these advanced features.

Want to know more? Watch “Working with Disk Partitions and File Systems.”

Before you can use a disk in Windows, it must first be partitioned and formatted with an appropriate file system. In this video, you’ll learn how to partition a disk and understand which file systems are available for use in Windows.