Supported by Windows 2000, dynamic disk is a physical disk initialized for dynamic storage. It holds simple volumes, spanned volumes, mirrored volumes, striped volumes, and RAID-5 volumes. With a dynamic disk you can perform disk and volume management without having to restart the operating system. Upgrading a basic disk to dynamic storage will render the entire disk unreadable to operating systems other than Windows 2000.
Contrast with basic disk.
Definition Prefix: D
- dynamic function loading
(dī-nam´ik funk´sh&n lōd´ing) (n.) Also known as lazy loading, the capability to specify which components of a program are called into memory and which components are not called into memory by default when a program is first launched. Dynamic function loading is a method of speeding up the initial load time of a program. Because […]
- dynamic shared object
A dynamic shared object (DSO) is an object file that is intended to be used simultaneously (or shared by) multiple applications while they’re executing. A DSO can be used in place of archive libraries and will minimize overall memory usage because code is shared. Two executables that use the same DSO and that run simultaneously […]
- dynamic variable
In programming, a dynamic variable is a variable whose address is determined when the program is run. In contrast, a static variable has memory reserved for it at compilation time.
A database sub-table that selects and sorts records as specified by a question. It will automatically reflect changes in its underlying tables and, when modified, can make changes in those tables.