^Understanding Disk Terminology. Microsoft Corporation. [2014-06-10]. （原始内容存档于2017-09-16）. Partition A portion of the hard disk. In many cases, this is the entire hard disk space, but it needn't be. Volume A unit of disk space composed of one or more sections of one or more disks. Prior versions of Windows Server used volume only when referring to dynamic disks, but Windows Server 2008 uses it to mean partitions as well.