by Dinesh Thakur

A disk drive (or diskette drive, depending on what you want to call the disk) is the part of the computer that takes the disks you insert and spins them. There are many different types of disks, so there are many types of disk drives. The one you will probably see most commonly is the floppy disk drive; actually, all you see is the slot where you insert the disk-the drive mechanism itself is inside the computer.