Ever Wondered Why Your PC’s Drive Is Always Named As ‘C’ & Not ‘A’ Or ‘B’?

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It doesn’t matter if you are running on Windows 10, 7, 8, 8.1 or even XP, you always have seen the default drive to be C: and not A: or B:.

We see it every day not only once but many a time, but we never noticed it. Yes, of course, as the title is suggesting, we are talking about the reason why your computer default hard disk is named as C: and not A: or B:. Well it is not a rocket science, and the answer is pretty straight too, you will believe once you read the complete article. Also, don’t forget to share this with your friends because it will be real fun for them also to read this interesting fact.

Let’s come back to the reason; I know you are dying to know about it.

So let’s not waste anymore second and know why the default hard disk is C: followed by D:, E:.

No! Don’t throw your computer, we have the answer you are waiting for, but before that make sure you are running on any OS other than MAC because that doesn’t have the option of drive partition, but if you are Windows user or any OS user for instance than jump to the next slide.

Get ready because you are going to know something very cool that your friends don’t know.

Long back, the hard disk didn’t exist so the floppy disk was used to store the data, Yes, floppy disk obviously being an external source of storage was used to name as drive A:.

But then why not B:

The floppy disk used to come in two sizes, 5 1/4″ and 3 1/2″, thus the formal was used to be named as drive A: While the later was used to be named drive B:.

Then in later 1980’s, the hard disk made its place as an internal source of storage but the floppy disk did exist that time as well, so the internal hard drive was named as drive C:.

Now the scenario is different, with the user can create multiple hard disks from the same source of internal storage by creating a partition.

Yeah! You are genius.

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