DICOM PS3.12 2019a - Media Formats and Physical Media for Media Interchange

R.2 Media Formats

R.2.1 Partitioning

These media may be partitioned or unpartitioned. The more common usage is partitioned.

Note

Operating system support for unpartitioned media varies. Most current operating systems expect partitioned media. Some restrict their support further and only support access to the first partition of this media. These support decisions are being driven by the high volume consumer items that utilize these mechanisms, such as digital cameras.

DICOM PS3.12 2019a - Media Formats and Physical Media for Media Interchange