Why Do the BSD's Use Slices? What Are They?
Oct 16, 2008, 06:04 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steve Lake)
"Well, there's a little history behind that. In days gone by,
Unix systems used a system of multiple partitions to divide out the
drive into different sections that were isolated form each other.
The idea behind that was two fold. Well, there were other reasons,
but the chief ones were security and space."