A disk drive is a physical drive in a computer capable of holding and retrieving information. Below is a list of all the different types of computer disk drives.
A "disk" drive refers to a magnetic disk inside of the drive or diskette. If the drive uses different technology, such as CD-ROM that uses a laser, it's not called a "disk drive." In this example, a CD-ROM is called a disc drive.
Examples of computer disk drives
See our drive definition for a full list of all computer drives.