Avoid dynamic disks if…
…you’re setting up Windows Media Center Edition. This is one of those little tidbits you only learn after it’s too late. Although Windows Media Center Edition doesn’t have a problem with dynamic disks, the extender software (both first generation extenders and the Xbox 360) can’t tolerate them for some reason.
What would really be nice is if the Disk Management tool would actually warn you of this when you attempt to convert a basic disk to a dynamic disk. In some cases you simply can’t revert back and in my case resulted in hours of wasted time backing up data and then reinstalling Windows and all the applications on newly formatted hard drives.
© 2006 Kenny Kerr