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Windows Server® 2008 Administrator’s Companion by Charlie Russel and Sharon Crawford

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Overview of Disk Management

While solid state and hybrid disks are starting to find their way into laptops and even some desktops, conventional hard disk storage continues to be the long-term storage method of choice for modern computers, from the mainframe to the desktop. In Windows Server 2008, you must first initialize this conventional hard disk storage and organize it into volumes, drives, and partitions before you can use it.

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