Alternatively referred to as removable storage or removable media, a removable disk is media that enables a user to move data between computers without having to open their computer.
Examples of Removable disks
- Card Reader (e.g. SD Card and Memory card reader)
- Floppy diskettes
- CD disc, DVD disc, Blu-ray disc
- Tape drive cartridges
- USB thumb drives
Why can I not access my Removable Disk?
It is not uncommon to see multiple Removable Disks listed in on your computer. Today, these drives are usually a card reader that is ready to read an SD or other cards. For example, in the picture we show on this page the Removable Disk (F:), Removable Disk (G:), Removable Disk (H:), and Removable Disk (K:) are all slots in a card reader on the computer. For these to be accessible, you would need to put an SD Card in its slot.