Updated: 04/02/2019 by Computer Hope

Capacity may refer to any of the following:

1. When referring to 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 referring to anything that holds a charge, 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.

Hard drive terms, Power terms