A type of magnetic disk, or possibly magneto-optical disk which is not permanently attached to the disk drive (not a fixed disk) but which can be taken out and replaced, allowing many disks to be used in the same drive.
The term “removable disk” would seem to be applicable to floppy disks but is generally reserved for hard disks in suitable cartridges such as those made by Syquest, Iomega and others.
Removable disk packs were common on minicomputers such as the PDP-11 in use in the 1970s except that the drives were the size of washing machines and the disk packs as big as car wheels. Removable disks became popular on microcomputers in the 1990s as a cheap way of expanding disk space, transporting large amounts of data between computers and storing backups. Large, cheap fixed hard disks and USB memory sticks have made removable disks less attractive.
verb (used with object), remised, remising. Law. 1. to give up a claim to; surrender by deed. verb 1. (transitive) (law) to give up or relinquish (a right, claim, etc); surrender 2. (fencing) to make a renewed thrust on the same lunge after the first has missed noun 3. (fencing) a second thrust made on […]
adjective 1. having feet adapted for use as oars. noun 2. a remiped animal.
noun 1. (Austral) a person or company that transports household effects to a new home
verb (used with object), removed, removing. 1. to move from a place or position; take away or off: to remove the napkins from the table. 2. to take off or shed (an article of clothing): to remove one’s jacket. 3. to move or shift to another place or position; transfer: She removed the painting to […]