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Chapter 5, Slide 10 Physical Division of Hard Disk for Data Storage Track, Track Sector, Disk Sector and Cluster Cylinders Sector - A sector contains 512 bytes. Cluster - A cluster is also called a file allocation unit. It is the smallest unit of space used for storing data. It is made up of one or more sectors. Track - A track is one complete circle that can contain data on one side of a hard drive platter. A track is broken into groups of sectors. Cylinder - A cylinder is a stack of tracks lined up one on top of another to form a cylinder shape Disk Management
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C:", "E:", “F” and "G:" are volumes. They can be called a "drive". Partitioning A hard drive is divided into specific areas called partitions. Each partition is a logical storage unit that can be formatted to store information, such as data files and applications. During the installation process, most operating systems automatically partition and format available hard drive space.
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  • Summer '17
  • Jo Ang
  • Disk partitioning, Primary partition, File Allocation Table

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