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Old 01-28-2015, 07:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Storage Density vs Storage Capacity?

What I know of these two is

Storage Capacity - Maximum amount of data that can stored on a storage medium.

I'm assuming that means the whole shebang. If I have a 800GB HDD the storage capacity is 800GB. Simple.

Storage Density - Amount of data that can be stored in a given area of a storage medium (as defined by the book)

What exactly does that mean? It almost sounds as if it's the same thing as capacity?
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Old 01-28-2015, 08:06 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Storage Density vs Storage Capacity?

Density relates to the density of the medium itself. A HD of the same type but of a greater capacity is more dense than than the other due to the physical size of the disk versus the potential for capacity.
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Default Re: Storage Density vs Storage Capacity?

AHH, this clears up a lot! Thank ya sir.
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