Storage Density vs Storage Capacity?

Cheecho

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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?
 

iParanormalx

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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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