Logical Drive

What Does Logical Drive Mean?

A logical drive is a drive space that is logically created on top of a physical hard disk drive. A logical drive is a separate partition with its own parameters and functions, and it operates independently.
A logical drive can also be called a logical drive partition or logical disk partition.

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Techopedia Explains Logical Drive

Th logical drive is part of a physical disk drive. It is primarily used to organize the storage capacity of a physical disk drive into smaller and logical drive units. A physical disk drive can have one or more drives depending on the capacity of the base physical HDD and the operating system support. The data stored in a logical drive is directly stored on the physical drive but is logically separated from other logical drives.

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