Re: Jargon: Splitting hard disks?

Subject: Re: Jargon: Splitting hard disks?
From: Cynthia Armistead <cynlists -at- technomom -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 21 Mar 2002 17:09:49 -0500

At 05:05 PM 3/21/02 -0500, Cadorette Johanne wrote:


I'm editing a procedure related to hardware that is normally performed by our production department (hence my lack of familiarity with the topic). The procedure calls for "splitting the hard disk in two partitions, c: and d:."

Does simply that mean "creating an additional drive, named d:," or am I missing something?

It means to create additional partitions on the hard drive which will then act as two drives, C and D, as far as any software is concerned. It was a common practice back when operating systems had trouble accessing partitions over a certain size, but I don't see it done much now.

I was told that "they" (the intended readers) would "know what it means." I dunno. If I were reading something that told me to split my hard drive, I'd be scared.

If they're hardware people, they should definitely know what it means.

Cyn (guess I delurked <G>)

cyn -at- technomom -dot- com

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