basic volume

Definition of basic volume in The Network Encyclopedia.

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What is Basic Volume?

A type of volume in Microsoft Windows 2000. A basic volume can be created only on a basic disk and can be:

  • A primary partition, extended partition, or logical drive that was created using the Disk Management portion of the Computer Management tool
  • A volume set, mirror set, stripe set, or stripe set with parity that was created using Windows NT version 4.0 or earlier