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We see the type of disk this is a dynamic disk it

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First of all, up here at the top we see the name of the disk, it's named Disk 1. We see the type of disk, this is a dynamic disk, it could be a basic disk. We see its status, it's currently online. We see the type of partitioning scheme that's used on the disk, it's still using the older Master Boot Record partitioning scheme. Here's the overall capacity of disk. Here's how much space is unallocated and here's how much space is reserved. If we go down here under Volumes we see a list of all the volumes that have been defined on this disk. On this disk we have the Art volume, which has been assigned a drive letter of E, it has about 30 gigabytes of space allocated to it. And we also have a volume named Stats which has been assigned drive letter F and has a capacity of around 17 gigabytes. Go ahead and click Cancel, get out of here.So as you can see you can view valuable information about your file system components in Device Manager. The one thing you can't do in Device Manager is actually manage those components, is you want to manage your file system components you have to use a different utility. Disk Management 2:20-6:55 Let's go to Disk Management. I'll right-click on my Windows icon, then I'll select Disk Management,make this window a little bit bigger so we can see what we're working with. Now, I launched Disk Management separately here, you can actually access it as well from within Computer Management.If I right-click on Computer Management then we can access Disk Management here as well, it's exactly the same utility. Now, you can see that the Disk Management screen is divided into two sections. The upper part shows a listing of all the different volumes that have been defined in the system, on all the storage devices. For example, we have our C drive, our E drive and our F drive. Down here in the lower part of the Disk Management interface we see a graphical depiction of the way these volumes up here have been defined on these various hard disk drives. You can see that we have one line for each of the storage devices that have been installed in the system. We have Disk 0, Disk 1, Disk 2, there's our optical drive. And then on each disk is a listing of the partitions that have been defined on that disk. Now, whenever you come up to the upper part of the screen and click on a particular volume, that corresponding volume is identified down here in the lower part of the screen. In this case I've clicked the C volume, where Windows is installed. When I do I see that the C volume is defined on Disk 0, and is the second partition on that drive. Now, notice down here at the bottom of the screen that different types of volumes are identified with different colors. First of all, any space on a drive that is shown in black indicates that it is unallocated space, that space has not been allocated to any partition yet, and so it's actually free space that could be used if we wanted to for a new volume. Down here on Disk 2, at the very end of the disk we have about 8.5 - 9 gigabytes of unallocated disk space that we could use for a new volume.
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