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 Edition Dynamic disk type
Windows 2000 Professional Windows 2000 Professional
Windows XP Home/Professional Simple/Spanned/Striped
Windows Vista Home Basic/Premium No Support
Windows Vista Business/Enterprise/Ultimate Simple/Spanned/Striped
Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Home Basic/Premium No Support
Windows 7, 8 Professional/Enterprise/Ultimate Simple/Spanned/Striped/Mirrored
Windows 2000 Server Simple/Spanned/Striped/Mirrored/RAID 5
Windows Server 2003 Simple/Spanned/Striped/Mirrored/RAID 5
Windows Server 2008 Simple/Spanned/Striped/Mirrored/RAID 5