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Chapter 4. Managing Disk Storage with th... > Understanding the Disk Administrator

Understanding the Disk Administrator

The Disk Administrator is a graphical tool you can use to organize and manage the hard disks on your computer. There are many tasks you can perform with the Disk Administrator, including the following:

  • Create and delete partitions. Partitions are separate areas, or divisions, of the hard disk.

  • Format and label volumes. Volumes are fixed amounts of hard disk storage space labeled with a name.

  • Create and delete volumes.

  • Get information about disks, including partition sizes, free space available, and so on.

  • Change drive-letter assignments for hard disk volumes and CD-ROM drives.

  • Create and delete stripe sets.


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