Understanding RAID Levels

RAID or Redundant Array of Independent Disks is a method of increasing storage performance and making it fault tolerance. Basically RAID combines two or more hard disks into a group which seen by the OS as a single volume. There are several ways to configure RAID depending on the situation and the goals. Understanding RAID […]

Difference between MBR and GPT

MBR and GPT are types of partition structure. When initializing new disk, administrator will be prompted to choose the partition structure. By default Master Boot Record (MBR) will be chosen, but administrator can choose to use the newer standard, which is GUID Partition Table (GPT). Knowing the difference between MBR and GPT can be very […]

Creating Extended Partition in Windows

Extended partition is different from primary partition. An extended partition cannot store any data but it can contain multiple sub-partitions inside it, or in Windows it is referred as logical drive. Extended partition is needed to overcome the limit of MBR disk, which only allow 4 primary partitions created. Creating extended partition in Windows is […]

Creating Partition using Disk Management in Windows

Partition is a container in the disk where data will be stored. Administrator can create several partitions in the disk with total size equal to the disk capacity, or create a single partition that takes up the entire disk. In Windows, partition is referred as volume and labelled with a drive letter. Managing partition is […]