volume set

Definition of volume set in The Network Encyclopedia.

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What is Volume Set?

Volume Set is a single volume created using discontiguous free areas on hard disks. By using the Microsoft Windows NT administrative tool Disk Administrator, you can create volume sets by combining between 2 and 32 free areas on your disk drives.


Volume sets are called spanned volumes in Microsoft Windows 2000, and they are created using the Computer Management snap-in for the Microsoft Management Console (MMC).


The Windows NT system partition and boot partition cannot be volume sets.

You can extend a volume set formatted with the NTFS file system without having to reformat the entire volume.

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