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removable media

See removable drive.

removable drive

(1) See USB drive.

(2) A device that spins, reads and writes a removable medium such as a CD, DVD, hard disk or floppy disk. The medium may be bare or encased in a cartridge, which is inserted into the drive's slot. See removable disk.

(3) A magnetic tape drive, all of which use removable cartridges or cassettes. See magnetic tape.

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