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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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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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.
During the rebuild process of the first failed drive, the likelihood of a second drive having an error or failing completely increases exponentially with both the size of the hard drives and the total capacity of the logical 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
In addition, we back up the entire logical drive onto tape every day, thus reducing the chances of significant data loss Because, what if two drives went out at once?
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.
Vowing not to repeat this mistake, I decided to create a new logical drive on the 240 meg hard drive on my 486/50.
Since DOS sets aside 88 bytes of memory to store information about the associated logical drive, the net effect of using this command is to waste about 1,680 bytes of memory.
Next, Stacker creates a logical drive to hold all the compressed data in STACVOL.DSK.
The Leader reminded that Iran's deployment in certain regional states has taken place at the official request of the same nations and their governments, and said, "We have neither done bullying nor interfered in the countries' domestic affairs; they requested help and we just did that and we have rendered this help in pursuit of logical drives and on the basis of very wise calculations and not out of sensation."
- File Encryption that lets you create encrypted, password-protected logical drives on your computer to securely store confidential documents