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Logical Disk Manager (LDM)
The Windows Logical Disk Manager, is commonly abbreviated to LDM.
According to TECHNET:
The location of the database is determined by the partition style of the disk.
- On MBR disks, the database is contained in the last 1 megabyte (MB) of the disk.
- On GPT disks, the database is contained in a 1-MB reserved (hidden) partition known as the Logical Disk Manager (LDM) Metadata partition.
Types of logical volumes
- Simple Volumes
- Spanned Volumes
- Striped Volumes
- Mirrored Volumes (Server editions of Windows 2000, Windows 2003)
- RAID-5 Volumes (Server editions of Windows 2003)