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Old 11-30-2008, 06:28 PM   #1
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What is the difference between:

Hard Drive

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Storage Drive

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Old 11-30-2008, 06:33 PM   #2
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They're both essentially the same. One would be portable, while the other would be stationary.
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What about if I said that any hard drive that doesn't have an operating system installed to it as a storage drive, since its purpose is just storage and has no real important value other than that?

A storage drive is usually just another name for a hard drive?

Or do you disagree?
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Mmmm.

A storage drive is a broad description of a 'space' or 'drive' that holds data, but that does include a hard drive.
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What about if I said that any hard drive that doesn't have an operating system installed to it as a storage drive, since its purpose is just storage and has no real important value other than that?

A storage drive is usually just another name for a hard drive?

Or do you disagree?
Not so much a different name but a different description of it's usage purpose.

Essentially any HDD can be a storage drive but not all storage drives are HDD, some are Flash, Tape etc
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What about if I said that any hard drive that doesn't have an operating system installed to it as a storage drive, since its purpose is just storage and has no real important value other than that?

A storage drive is usually just another name for a hard drive?

Or do you disagree?
Yes, that's a typical description of a hard drive used in that way.
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