In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
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- If your computer is infected with a boot sector virus, the virus tries to write copies of itself to the system areas of floppy disks and hard disks.
- Plug in a flash memory device, hard disk, or CDRom into the USB port and it pops up on the desktop ready for use.
- Some have multiple IDE or SCSI hard disks for massive storage, and some have only one IDE or SCSI drive.
- In the computer realm, magnetic recording is used on floppy disks, hard disks and magnetic tape as the main method for data storage.
- The old rule was hard disks for primary storage and tape for backup.
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