Removable disk

Alternatively referred to as removable storage and removable media, a removable disk is a media that enables a user to move data between computers without having to open their computer. Below is a listing of the removable disks you're likely to use with your computer.

Although hard drives that connect to a computers USB port do allow you to move data between computers without opening the computer these drives are referred to as an external drive and not a removable disk drive.

Also see: Floppy drive terms, Removable hard drive, Tape drive terms