Input/output device

16GB SanDisk Cruzer Micro USB Flash DriveAlternatively referred to as a IO device, an input/output device is a hardware device that accepts inputted information and also has the capability of outputting that information. Good examples of input/output devices are a floppy diskette drive, CD-R/RW drives, Modem, USB thumb drives, and a hard drive.

Tip: See our Input device and Output device for a full listing of example devices that are either just an input or output device.

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Also see: Device, Hardware terms, Input, Output