Storage Devices - GCSE Computing (External Storage Devices)

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This takes the form of a stand-alone device that is separate from the computer. External drives are connected to the computer with a cable plugged into a suitable interface such as an USB port. Data then passes back and forth across the interface.

Once an external drive is attached to the system, it appears as an extra drive letter in the folder tree, for example, E drive or K drive. The user can transfer files in the usual


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