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removable drive

(1) See USB drive.

(2) A device that spins, reads and writes a removable storage medium such as a CD, DVD or floppy disk. In the past, hard disks were also available as removable media (see removable disk). The recording medium may be bare or encased in a cartridge, which is inserted into the drive's slot.

(3) A magnetic tape drive, all of which use removable cartridges or cassettes. See magnetic tape.
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