spanned volume

Definition of spanned volume in The Network Encyclopedia.

What is Spanned Volume?

In Microsoft Windows 2000, a volume created using the Disk Management portion of the Computer Management tool that is made up of free space from more than one physical disk. You can extend spanned volumes by adding additional free space from other physical disks. Spanned volumes must be created on dynamic disks. They are not fault tolerant and cannot be mirrored.

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The equivalent to spanned volumes in Microsoft Windows NT is volume sets.

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