Drives in Caddies RRS feed

  • Question

  • Running WHS2011.

    I have a SATA drive in a caddy (the type that allows you to slide a drive in to the front of the PC).  It is connected to one of the motherboard based SATA connections.  The problem is that it appears in Computer Management/Storage/Disk Management as "Dynamic" and refuses to acknowledge it.

    The plan was to use this as a backup drive, with another identical drive, so that they could be hot swapped every so often - once a day, once a week - something like that.

    As WHS2011 won't recognise at all, apart from there being a dynamic slot, how do I resolve this issue?

    I haven't a clue where to start with this one.



    • Edited by RobAnt Sunday, September 11, 2011 10:11 PM
    Sunday, September 11, 2011 10:10 PM


  • Well, I managed to sort this one out myself.

    Find the Dynamic drive and, to preserve the contents, right click on it and select "import as a "Foreign" disk".  There are a couple of other alternatives, but they wipe the drive clean - and I didn't want to do that.

    Something for others to take home with them.


    • Marked as answer by RobAnt Monday, September 12, 2011 3:20 AM
    Monday, September 12, 2011 3:20 AM