HackGh Community Forum

Log in

I forgot my password



Who Is Online?
Guests : 0
Hidden : 0
Registered : 0
Users Online :
Refresh View the whole list



Free counters!
Staff Online
Staff Online
Members1910
Most Online179
Newest Member

You are not connected. Please login or register

 » Computer Tricks And Technology Tips » Pc ( Windows ) Tips & Downloads » 

Why “C” is the Default Drive on Your Computer (Instead of A or B)

View previous topic View next topic Go down  Message [Page 1 of 1]

WhIPL4$h

avatar
Manager
Manager
Have you ever wondered why the names of hard drives start from “C”? Where have the A and B drives gone?

Here’s the answer:

Hard disk drives have been standard since 1980
Before hard disk drives, Floppy disk drives were used as data storage devices
Floppy disks came into existence in the 1960’s
Floppy disks came in two sizes 5 1/4 ” and 3 1/2″
Those two floppy disk drives were labelled as Local Disk “A” and Local Disk “B”
Hard disk drives augmented and then replaced the floppy disks, hence the letter “C” was used

By the way, after the invention of the Hard disk, a Floppy disk of size 8 inch came into existence

~cybrary


------------------------------------------------


View user profile

PhAnt0m

avatar
Administrator
Administrator
Down the memory lane when i use to play games like Dave, Mario and Prince of Persia on floppy drive. We have to even format a hard disk(C) with a floppy drive(A) before you can install windows 98,2000,XP. Many seems to have forgotten the important role floppy dick have played... . Am happy it retained (A) even doe its not in use today. Great topic i must admit.


------------------------------------------------



Hacking Is My Religion ..Hackers Inside



[Useful Links]
Free Browsing
Betting Hack
Buy A Website
Reset Your Password
Free Cheat Book
View user profile

WhIPL4$h

avatar
Manager
Manager
Yeah...it's very serious. 1.4MB for a game. Super Mario. You just copy and play. No long things...no installation. Those were the good old days. Today's ipad kids would have no idea.


------------------------------------------------


View user profile

Sponsored content


View previous topic View next topic Back to top  Message [Page 1 of 1]

Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum