Re: convert basic to dynamic
all my servers are configured like your solution, c:\ for the OS and d:\ as a RAID5 array. When i replaced a drive, i messed up(stupid really) and created the added drive as a stand alone (F:\) and it was listed as basic volume. ONce I got it added the array, disk manager still saw it as a separate drive letter and volume type. I was able to fix this by changing the volume type, however i backed up AND restored my database before completing this process. It worked fine, the backup wasnt needed, however, be on the safe side, backup everything before changing your volume type...
Dell Precision WS470 Xenon 3.0GB 1GB PC3200 80GB SATA HDD
but...control 5 servers, one switch rack with 300 ports protected by cisco router, 300 PC's, 75 notebooks over a wLAN ;)