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The Complete Guide to Disk Drives

5.25 in. floppy disk drive topDisk drives used to be quite common in PCs. They came in many forms, but the ubiquitous 3.5 inch floppy drive was the most common. While useful, the disk drive has been phased out in recent years because of limited capacity, slow speeds and unreliable media. USB memory sticks and DVD burners are now used to easily transfer data between PCs.

This guide provides a number of tips for using PC disks, as well as a collection of general troubleshooting steps you can take to resolve any issues you may have with the disks in your PC.

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