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KarbosGuide.com. Module 4a. 1 Drives are storage media A drive is the name for several types of  storage   media There are also storage media, which are not  drives (RAM, Tape Streamers), but on these pages,  we will discuss the drives.  Common to drive medium is:  Ł   A  file system  can be assigned to them.     They are recognized by the operating system and  they are assigned a  drive letter During start up, drives are typically recognized by the  PC system software (ROM BIOS + operating system).  Thus, the PC knows which drives are installed. At the  end of this configuration, the appropriate drive letter is  identified with each drive. If a drive is not "seen"  during start up, it will not be accessible to the  operating system. However, some external drives  contain special soft-ware, allowing them to be  connected during operation.  Some examples of drives Storage media Drive letter Floppy disks A: B: Hard disk C: D: E: CDROM/DVD F: MO drive G: Network drive M: RAM disk O: On this and the following pages, I will describe the  various drive types, their history and technology. The  last two drive types in the above table will not be  covered.  Storage principles Storage: Magnetic or optic .  Data on any drive are  digitized That means that they are expressed as  myriads of 0s and 1s
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