ummm a ? c d where is drive B?

By IH8PunkRock
Jun 27, 2006
Topic Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. ok my friend noticed there is no drive b. recently i was looking in my bios and i found something about drive B. so what is a drive B and what is it used for?
  2. fastco

    fastco Newcomer, in training Posts: 1,511

    Drive B is for a floppy drive if you have one.....
  3. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso Newcomer, in training Posts: 25,948   +17

    Fastco is quite correct.

    Letters A and B are reserved for floppy drives.

    If you had two floppy drives, one would have the drive letter "A", while the other would be assigned the drive letter "B".

    Regards Howard :)
  4. IH8PunkRock

    IH8PunkRock Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 29

    ok i was hoping it was some secret drive that had some odd disc or somethin.
  5. confused001

    confused001 Newcomer, in training Posts: 142

    Back in the old days, they had something called a 5 1/2 floppy drive. The disks were very flat, and floppy, hence the name. These floppy drives were very large, and they could not hold much information. They took it out, and they just left the letter there.
Topic Status:
Not open for further replies.


Add New Comment

TechSpot Members
Login or sign up for free,
it takes about 30 seconds.
You may also...


Get complete access to the TechSpot community. Join thousands of technology enthusiasts that contribute and share knowledge in our forum. Get a private inbox, upload your own photo gallery and more.