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Drive Type
Drive Device Name
<acronym>SATA</acronym> and <acronym>IDE</acronym> hard drives
<literal>ada</literal> or <literal>ad</literal>
<acronym>SCSI</acronym> hard drives and <acronym>USB</acronym> storage devices
<literal>da</literal>
<acronym>SATA</acronym> and <acronym>IDE</acronym> <acronym>CD-ROM</acronym> drives
<literal>cd</literal> or <literal>acd</literal>
<acronym>SCSI</acronym> <acronym>CD-ROM</acronym> drives
<literal>cd</literal>
Floppy drives
<literal>fd</literal>
Assorted non-standard <acronym>CD-ROM</acronym> drives
<literal>mcd</literal> for Mitsumi <acronym>CD-ROM</acronym> and <literal>scd</literal> for Sony <acronym>CD-ROM</acronym> devices
<acronym>SCSI</acronym> tape drives
<literal>sa</literal>
<acronym>IDE</acronym> tape drives
<literal>ast</literal>
RAID drives
Examples include <literal>aacd</literal> for <trademark class="registered">Adaptec</trademark> AdvancedRAID, <literal>mlxd</literal> and <literal>mlyd</literal> for <trademark class="registered">Mylex</trademark>, <literal>amrd</literal> for AMI <trademark class="registered">MegaRAID</trademark>, <literal>idad</literal> for Compaq Smart RAID, <literal>twed</literal> for <trademark class="registered">3ware</trademark> RAID.
Sample Disk, Slice, and Partition Names
Name
Meaning
<literal>ada0s1a</literal>
The first partition (<literal>a</literal>) on the first slice (<literal>s1</literal>) on the first <acronym>SATA</acronym> disk (<literal>ada0</literal>).
<literal>da1s2e</literal>
The fifth partition (<literal>e</literal>) on the second slice (<literal>s2</literal>) on the second SCSI disk (<literal>da1</literal>).
Conceptual Model of a Disk
This diagram shows FreeBSD's view of the first <acronym>SATA</acronym> disk attached to the system. Assume that the disk is 250 GB in size, and contains an 80 GB slice and a 170 GB slice (<trademark class="registered">MS-DOS</trademark> partitions). The first slice contains a <trademark class="registered">Windows</trademark> <acronym>NTFS</acronym> file system, <filename>C:</filename>, and the second slice contains a FreeBSD installation. This example FreeBSD installation has four data partitions and a swap partition.
The four partitions each hold a file system. Partition <literal>a</literal> is used for the root file system, <literal>d</literal> for <filename>/var/</filename>, <literal>e</literal> for <filename>/tmp/</filename>, and <literal>f</literal> for <filename>/usr/</filename>. Partition letter <literal>c</literal> refers to the entire slice, and so is not used for ordinary partitions.
_ external ref='basics/disk-layout' md5='__failed__'

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(itstool) path: row/entry
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read-only
Source string location
book.translate.xml:8015
String age
a year ago
Source string age
a year ago
Translation file
books/handbook.pot, string 1299