A partition of a disk. You can create slices on your Zip and Jaz media. An object for each slice appears on the desktop.
A part of each physical disk that is treated as a separate area for storage of files in a single file system, or for an application such as a database. Before you can create a file system on disk, you must partition it into slices.
(1) As used in the context of the low-speed communication (networking) subsystem in an EIOP, a slice is a subdivision of a channel buffer; sections of the buffer are divided into slices used for buffering network messages and data. (2) On Cray Y-MP, Cray X-MP EA, and Cray X-MP systems, a contiguous storage address space on a physical device, specified by a starting cylinder and number of blocks.
The standard division of a logical disk device. The terms partition and slice are sometimes used synonymously.
a contiguous section of a partition
a portion of a program that includes all logic for producing one output element
a subdivision of a partition
On x86 machines, a logical section of a partition, common for Unix operating systems. Sometimes identified with partition on these systems. Usually contains a file system, e.g. /, /var, /usr or /export.
Large portions of a disk set aside for operating systems. Boot environments are disk slices used by the Solaris Live Upgrade feature.
In computer engineering, slices are the way BSD* based systems split a hard disk into logical divisions upon that allows one to apply operating system-specific logical formatting.