How To: Convert A FireWire(IEEE 1394) Device To A Dynamic Disk Drive In Windows XP
FireWire is a high-speed serial technology that was invented by Apple Computer and was adopted by the IEEE(Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) as a standard (IEEE-1394).FireWire is a cross-platform high-speed serial technology that can move very large amounts of data of data between computers and peripheral devices.
This registry tweak allows you to convert an IEEE1394 (FireWire) external hard disk drive to a dynamic disk drive in Windows Vista or in XP.
To convert an IEEE 1394 disk drive to a dynamic disk drive:
- Launch the Windows Registry Editor (Regedit.exe).
- Navigate to the registry subkey:
- On the Edit menu, click Modify, and then change the Value Data field to a value of 1.
- Close the Registry Editor and restart Windows.
- This setting must only be used for IEEE 1394 disk drives that remain with a single host.
- Dynamic disks are not supported on Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition.
Warning: Modifying the Windows registry can cause serious damage to your Windows Operating System.It is better to backup your Windows registry data before making any changes. Tomstricks.com is not responsible for any changes you may make to your system.