logical drive[′läj·i·kəl ¦drīv]
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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
logical driveAn 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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