Sunday, November 05, 2006

Where is the B drive?

I guess I spend a lot of time thinking about little things. The other day, when I was moving files around on my Windows-based PC computer, I started wondering why the B: drive was skipped. I have an A: drive and a C: drive, but no B: drive.

Well, I looked up the info on the web and found out that there had always been a B: drive. Back in the day when computers had two floppy disk drives, one was drive A, and the other, drive B. After I read a little, I realized that I remembered having an old computer (A Commodore 64) with the A and B drive.

Old school. Nice.

These days, since no one needs two floppy drives, the B drive is omitted.

Sources: Microsoft Help and Support, Obsolete Technology: Floppy Disks

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