Assembly: Microsoft.WindowsAzure.CloudDrive (in Microsoft.WindowsAzure.CloudDrive.dll)
A Windows Azure drive is a Virtual Hard Disk (VHD) stored in a page blob in Windows Azure storage. Each drive can be mounted as an NTFS volume in a role instance, and you can access a drive within your role by using standard APIs for accessing NTFS drives. All data written to a Windows Azure drive is immediately stored in persistent storage; your data is written before an application receives notification that the write operation has completed. A role instance can also transparently cache the drive data in local storage.
|When defining the connection string for connecting to the storage account, you must use the HTTP protocol. The HTTPS protocol is not supported for creating a drive.|
For detailed information about using a Windows Azure drive, see Windows Azure Drive.
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