Chapter 14. Managing disks and drives

The Windows 10 disk-management tools

Running Disk Management

Managing disks from the command prompt

Setting up a new hard disk

Managing existing disks and volumes

Working with virtual hard disks

Checking disks for errors

Optimizing disks for better performance

Working with solid state drives

Monitoring disk usage

Using Storage Spaces

When you get right down to it, storage defines what you can and can’t do with Microsoft Windows. A big hard disk (or two or three) makes it possible for you to download and store an enormous amount of digital music, photos, and video; manage large-scale, data-intensive projects; and keep your entire collection of digital resources safely backed up.

Using today’s gigantic disks ...

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