Solved

Dynamic disk needs a drive leter

Posted on 2008-10-05
2
202 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
I have two SATA hard drives mirrored and formatted as dynamic disks. My computer stopped finding them so I I took one out and put it in a external SATA to USB enclosure. When I plug it into any of my other computers USB ports the computer see a new USB device but won't give me a drive letter. I can see the external drive in partition magic and it shows the drive letter as * . How can I get a drive letter or change the drive from Dynamic to NTFS or just get  the data off this drive?
0
Comment
Question by:PSYCHOBETTY
2 Comments
 
LVL 63

Accepted Solution

by:
SysExpert earned 500 total points
ID: 22647059
Not sure that you can.

You may have to import it as a foreign storage, but not sure if that is an option if dynamic.


I hope this helps !
0
 

Author Comment

by:PSYCHOBETTY
ID: 22647287
How do you import as foreign storage?
0

Featured Post

Backup Your Microsoft Windows Server®

Backup all your Microsoft Windows Server – on-premises, in remote locations, in private and hybrid clouds. Your entire Windows Server will be backed up in one easy step with patented, block-level disk imaging. We achieve RTOs (recovery time objectives) as low as 15 seconds.

Join & Write a Comment

Suggested Solutions

I have written before on the benefits of using a Boot media other than your HDD when it has become infected.   The article I wrote about creating a bootable CD/DVD/USB (http://e-e.com/A_2343.html) was mainly concerned with building a UBCD4Win on CD …
How to update Firmware and Bios in Dell Equalogic PS6000 Arrays and Hard Disks firmware update.
This tutorial will walk an individual through the process of installing the necessary services and then configuring a Windows Server 2012 system as an iSCSI target. To install the necessary roles, go to Server Manager, and select Add Roles and Featu…
This Micro Tutorial will teach you how to reformat your flash drive. Sometimes your flash drive may have issues carrying files so this will completely restore it to manufacturing settings. Make sure to backup all files before reformatting. This w…

758 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

20 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now