Storage basics

All Windows PCs have at least one internal fixed disk, typically a solid-state drive (SSD). But it's possible to add additional disks to most desktop PCs and even some laptops, some of which may still be of the old-fashioned hard disk drive (HDD) type. And most Windows users are probably familiar with USB-based removable disks, which are typically SSDs, HDDs, or smaller-capacity drives (sometimes referred to as memory sticks or thumb drives).

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