Removable disk

Updated: 12/29/2017 by Computer Hope

Removable diskAlternatively 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

Note: Although hard drives that connect to a computers USB port also allow you to move data between computers, they are more commonly referred to as an external drive and not a removable disk.

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.

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