i have an interesting question along with an issue.
We recently increased the storage space on a raid 5 configuration at work. We extended the partition to the increased space using disk management (windows server 2003).
the volume is formatted as a mbr/dynamic partition. when we extended the partition, it created what looks like 2 partitions sharing the same drive letter.
my argument is the volume is partitioned as a dynamic disk, windows basically created another volume and extended the original volume to it, giving it the same drive letter. sort of like when you setup a storage pool in disk manager.
i explained that if we convert the partition to a basic disk, it would look like 1 partition instead of 2. although it doesn't really matter as its a hardware raid, data will still be written to the whole disk.
my co worker disagrees, anyone have any input?