troubleshooting Question

2008 R2 File Server and VHD files

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Scenario:
I am setting up a Server 2008 R2 File Server in a branch office.  It has about 2TB of storage space on the file server.  I am considering creating a .VHD file and mounting this as a local drive and making this the file share.  This would give good flexibility in the future of moving the data around if need be.  

Questions:
1. Is ther any reasons I shouldn't do this?
2.  Will there be any performance decrease compared to not using a VHD file?
3.  I have heard that a dynamically expanding hard drive has decreased  performance, any idea on how significant this is?
4.  Any other recommendations or thought are greatly appreciated.

Thanks for your help with this!
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Syed Mutahir Ali
systems reliability engineer

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