Advertisement

Physical Drive

What does Physical Drive mean?

A physical drive is a term for the hard disk drive unit or hardware within a computer, laptop or server. It is the primary storage hardware/component within a computing device, and it's used to store, retrieve and organize data. Hard disk drives and tape drives are common examples of a physical drive.

Advertisement

Techopedia explains Physical Drive

A physical drive is primarily attached or installed in the chassis of a computer/laptop and is directly connected to the motherboard through any of the disk communication interfaces, buses or ports. Some physical drives are also external to the computer, such as an external hard disk drive or a USB pen drive. Most types of physical drives can be logically partitioned into one or more logical drives, which operate as a standard physical drive and independently of one another.

Advertisement

Share this Term

  • Facebook
  • LinkedIn
  • Twitter

Survey: Why Is There Still a Gender Gap in Tech?

Do you work in the tech industry? Help us learn more about why the gender gap still exists in tech by taking this quick survey! Survey respondents will also be entered to win a $100 Amazon Gift Card!

Related Reading

Tags

HardwareStorageMemory

Trending Articles

Newest Articles

Go back to top