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What is a hard disk volume??

Discussion in 'A+' started by deepdale11, Oct 27, 2005.

  1. deepdale11

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    What is a hard disk volume????????
     
  2. Rostros22

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    The size of the disk
     
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  3. d-Faktor
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    not necessarily. a volume in the windows world is another word for a partition or a logical drive on the disk. so it depends on the context.
     
  4. zimbo
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    not quite! :biggrin when we talk about volumes we talk about dynamic disks and there are not logical drives.. basic disks use partition tables..

    have a read here
     
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  5. wagnerk
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    There are two types: basic & dynamic.

    The basic volume is like a partition on one hard drive only, while a dynamic volume can span several hard disks.

    I don't know how much you know so here is a link to one of Microsoft pages explaining the differrent volumes

    I hope that this helps
     
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  6. Rostros22

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    It does depend on the context I agree

    But the question was simply 'What is a hard disk volume' so I just tried to answer it as simply as I could. Which is why I said the volume of a hard disk can be otherwise described as the size of the disk without getting into the details of partitions etc.

    The answer could be a number of variables.
     
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