A drive is a reserved area of the hard disk. Multiple drives can be found on a hard disk. In the following text, the term “drive” will be used to depict (single) partitions as well as logical drives in extended partitions and volumes.
Drives are used, for example, to separate documents from programs. A division in two partitions has become generally accepted:
- Drive C: for operating systems and programs
- Drive D: for documents, e.g. photos, Office documents, music, etc.
This, for example, facilitates the division of data and system images with O&O DiskImage.