Disk capacity

Updated: 12/09/2018 by Computer Hope

Alternatively referred to as disk space, disk capacity is the total number of bytes that a disk drive or disc is capable of holding. Typically, the storage device is the computer's hard drive, but it can also be a USB thumb drive, a CD or DVD, a memory stick/card, or a floppy disk. Disk space is usually measured in KB (kilobytes), MB (megabytes), GB (gigabytes), or TB (terabytes).

Disk capacity example

The image below shows the total disk capacity of a hard drive, as well as how much space is being used, and how much is available.

Volume properties

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