Dynamic Volume Types Support

July 12, 2018

Not all dynamic volumes are supported by Windows, certain dynamic volume types are limited to some versions of Windows.

The following diagram shows the dynamic volume types supported by Windows editions:

Windows EditionDynamic disk type
Windows 2000 ProfessionalWindows 2000 Professional
Windows XP Home/ProfessionalSimple/Spanned/Striped
Windows Vista Home Basic/PremiumNo Support
Windows Vista Business/Enterprise/UltimateSimple/Spanned/Striped
Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Home Basic/PremiumNo Support
Windows 7, 8 Professional/Enterprise/UltimateSimple/Spanned/Striped/Mirrored
Windows 2000 ServerSimple/Spanned/Striped/Mirrored/RAID 5
Windows Server 2003Simple/Spanned/Striped/Mirrored/RAID 5
Windows Server 2008Simple/Spanned/Striped/Mirrored/RAID 5