5 Working with Simple Volumes A simple volume contains disk space from a single disk.Use Disk Management to create and format a simple volume.Create simple volumes only on dynamic disks.Format a simple volume with NTFS, FAT, or FAT32.Extend a simple volume that is formatted with NTFS.
9 Changing Storage Types Upgrade a basic disk at any time with no data loss.Existing partitions on the basic disk become simple volumes.Existing striped volume sets become dynamic striped volumes.Existing spanned volume sets become dynamic spanned volumes.Disk must contain at least 1 MB of unallocated space.
10 Upgrading Basic Disks to Dynamic Disks Open Disk Management.Right-click the basic disk in the new computer.Click Upgrade To Dynamic Disk.When prompted, restart your computer.
11 Reverting to a Basic Disk Remove all volumes.Open Disk Management.Right-click the dynamic disk.Click Revert To Basic Disk.All data is lost.
12 Disk Properties Disk: the number for the disk in the system Type: basic or dynamic storageStatus: the disk is online, offline, foreign, or unknownCapacity: total capacity for the diskUnallocated Space: amount of available space
13 Disk Properties (continued) Device Type: IDE, SCSI, EIDE, and IDE channelHardware Vendor: vendor and disk typeAdapter Name: type of controllerVolumes Contained On This Disk: volumes and total capacity
14 Volume PropertiesGeneral: volume label, type, file system, used and free spaceTools: perform volume error-checking, backup, and defragmentationHardware: checks properties of and troubleshoots the physical disksSharing: sets network shared volume parameters and permissionsSecurity: sets NTFS access permissions on NTFS version 4 and 5 volumesQuota: sets user quotas for NTFS 5 volumes
15 Refresh Refresh updates drive letters, file system, and volumes. Refresh updates removable media information.Refresh determines if unreadable volumes are now readable.
16 Rescan Disks Rescan Disks updates hardware information. Removable media and CD-ROM drivesBasic volumes and drive letterFile sitemapsScans all disks for disk configuration changes.
17 Managing Disks on Remote Computers Member of Administrators group or Server Operators groupExact account and password on both computers in a workgroupCustom console with Disk Management pointing to the remote computer