simple volume

Definition of simple volume in The Network Encyclopedia.

What is simple volume?

In Microsoft Windows 2000, a volume created using the Disk Management portion of the Computer Management tool that is made up of one or more contiguous blocks of free disk space on a single physical disk.

You can extend simple volumes to include additional free disk space from the initial drive or from other drives, forming a spanned volume.

You can create simple volumes only on dynamic volumes created using Disk Management. Simple volumes have no fault tolerance but can be mirrored to form mirrored volumes.