logical drive

logical drive

[′läj·i·kəl ¦drīv]
(computer science)
A data storage unit, such as a subpartition of a hard drive or an array of storage units, recognized and handled according to the logic of the operating system like a single physical drive.

logical drive

An allocated part of a physical disk drive that is designated and managed as an independent unit. For example, drives C:, D: and E: on a Windows PC can represent three physical drives or one physical drive partitioned into three logical drives. Contrast with physical drive. See logical volume.
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Contract notice: Line 14 - extension to mairie de saint ouen paris subway - logical drive.
The script produces a text file that can be emailed to ready Ready-Drives who downloads and all the device driver packages and stores them in Device Driver Folders created on logical Drive F: called the System Installation Drive.
With 400+GB hard drives, the amount of time required to completely rebuild a failed drive in a 12-15 drive RAID 5 logical drive is measured in days rather than hours.
Completely configuration from the front panel with operation information on array(s) state, cache usage, channel state and speed, logical drive configuration data and channel assignment, individual drive state, voltages and temperatures
Next, Stacker creates a logical drive to hold all the compressed data in STACVOL.
Each storage device in CD Net appears as a logical drive on the network so anyone on the network can easily access the CD-ROM databases in CD Net.
VSS is a Microsoft technology that allows access to a "point in time" snapshot of a logical drive, which is used by applications to back-up Exchange and other Microsoft systems, and is now mandatory in Microsoft Exchange 2010.
The contract covers the design, development, supply, installation, testing and commissioning of the logical drive subsystem on the four lines of the Paris metro.
Each 10-GB logical drive can be independently allocated among various application hosts, just as if they were eight physical disks.
Vowing not to repeat this mistake, I decided to create a new logical drive on the 240 meg hard drive on my 486/50.
Storage Central Turbo, which enables users to password protect each logical drive to optimize privacy, incorporates a Gigabit Ethernet interface to maximize data transfer speeds.
Employees can also download and transfer digital photos and use Global Position Satellite solutions on their computers to enable more logical drive routing, saving agents hours each day.