partition table


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partition table

The data in the boot sector of a hard disk or SSD that describes how it is divided into drives. The partition table is loaded and read to determine which partition contains the active operating system. See partition, master boot record, MBR disk and GPT.
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Its major products are Data Recovery Wizard, Partition Table Doctor, EASEUS Partition Master and Todo Backup.
Some disk image backup tools, which are a bit more sophisticated, first back up the partition table information, then each partition independently as if it were a disk image.