Windows Dynamic Disks

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Restorer Ultimate supports dynamic disks (Logical Disk Manager), including Windows software RAIDs, mirrors, and spanned volumes. When Restorer Ultimate detects components from such dynamic disks, it assembles them accordingly.

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Windows dynamic disks (RAID5)

Restorer Ultimate automatically detects components form dynamic disks and creates those dynamic disks automatically. At the same time, Restorer Ultimate gives access to the parents of the dynamic disks (hard drives and images).

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Windows dynamic disks (RAID5) in Restorer Ultimate

If recognized parents of a dynamic disk, including disk images, are added to Restorer Ultimate later, it automatically adds them to their respective dynamic disk.

When an automatically created dynamic disk is selected, Restorer Ultimate highlights its components.

Also, Restorer Ultimate automatically detects inconsistent components of dynamic disks and marks them accordingly.

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Windows dynamic disks (RAID5) with unsynced parent

Restorer Ultimate shows the components of the selected dynamic disk on its LDM Components tab. Right-click the dynamic disk and select Setup LDM Components on the shortcut menu.

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LDM Components tab

Restorer Ultimate shows broken dynamic disks in pink.

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Broken dynamic disks in Restorer Ultimate

The LDM Components tab also allows you to manually disconnect or connect the components, for example, if they are such damaged that Restorer Ultimate cannot recognize them as parts of a broken dynamic disk. Select the object from the drop-down box and click the Connect button. Restorer Ultimate displays the objects it recognizes as the components of the dynamic disk in blue.

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Add missing disk

You may immediately switch to the dynamic disk configuration that Restorer Ultimate believes most probable by clicking the Reassemble button.

Restorer Ultimate shows dynamic disks with manually added components in blue:

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Dynamic disks with added components in R-Studio