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Chapter 29. Managing the Hard Disk > Windows XP File and Storage Systems

Windows XP File and Storage Systems

The following sections describe this new dynamic storage model, its benefits, and its drawbacks. You'll also learn about the features and advantages of NTFS v.5.

Windows XP uses a new concept in storage models (introduced by Windows 2000), which Microsoft terms dynamic storage. Although Windows XP still supports the old, familiar models of partitions and drives, upgrading your hard disk to this new storage type brings with it a new way of thinking about partitions and how they are organized.


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