Updated: 09/12/2023 by Computer Hope

Capacity may refer to any of the following:

1. With a disc, disk, or drive, capacity or storage capacity is the maximum amount of data a device such as a hard drive can hold. See our disk capacity page for a full explanation and examples.

2. When describing anything that holds a charge (e.g., battery), capacity is the maximum amount of power the device can hold.

3. The capacity is the maximum range of values that can be held in a register.

Battery terms, Charge, Free space, Hard drive terms, Power terms, Used space