Learning bridge to creating and extending simple volumes
The third course in the series addresses creating and extending simple volumes. If you need a refresher, read through the following material.
Create Simple volume
To create a simple volume:
Note: A simple volume is not fault-tolerant; you can create a mirror of a simple volume, or a mirrored
volume, to provide fault tolerance.
- Open Disk Management
- Right-click unallocated space on the dynamic disk where you want to create the simple volume
- Click Create Volume.
- A wizard provides on-screen instructions
Extending Simple volume
You can extend a simple volume that is formatted with NTFS to include either contiguous or noncontiguous unallocated space on the same disk. However, you cannot extend a system or boot volume.
(You create a system or boot volume when you convert a system or boot partition to dynamic storage.) To extend a simple volume:
- Right-click the simple volume that you want to extend
- Click Extend Volume
- Follow the instructions on your screen
When you extend a simple volume to include space on another disk, it becomes a spanned volume.