What Is a Computer Drive ?

A computer drive is a piece of hardware that is used to read and store information on the computer and that is usually not as easily removed as a disk. There are many different kinds of drives available for computers.

One example is the hard drive, which serves as the main storage area in a computer. Hard drives are not removable. There are also disk drives for CDs, DVDs, Blu-rays, CD-RWs and other types of removable media that are inserted into the drive where information is read. Portable drives are another type of drive that usually plugs into a computer by way of a USB connection.