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Old 01-03-2009, 09:46 AM   #1
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I though a logical drive:
The partitioning or division of a large hard drive into smaller units

like when you partition your disk into 2 (say one part for Linux and one part for windows). C: and D: would be your logical drives would they not?

However, according to a website:


* The use of logical drives and drive mappings. On the server, the main user areas are stored on drive D with subdirectories (or folders) of this drive. So the main path for a GCSE student might be something like:

D:\homedir\advanced\year12\jsmith

To type this in takes time and mistakes can be made. By “mapping” this path to a logical drive H: makes it easier for the user. So there is only one physical drive but there can be many logical drives since each group of users will get a different mapping. Also to make it easier for the users we map the user's home directory back to the network home area.


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But is this drive H: a logical drive? I thought it is just mapped network drive as a logical drives are partitions, this is just assigning a drive letter to a path.

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if you map D:\homedir\advanced\year12\jsmith to a drive is that a logical drive or not. What would be the perfect definition of a logical drive?
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Yes that is a logical drive, its just being assigned a path rather than a drive letter.
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