WD External Disc Drive

Polytropon freebsd at edvax.de
Mon Oct 26 10:09:10 UTC 2009

Hi Rob,

just a little terminology note (from me, Mister Use-the-correct-words):
If you are refering to a kind of hard disk, use "disk" with k.
Think like "diskette". If you are refering to optical media,
use "disc" with c. Think like "CD = compact disc".

Disk: disk pack, hard disk, disk drive
Disc: optical disc, magneto-optical disc, disc drive

In your special case, you can even say that your external
hard disk shows up as a disc in "Windows". It's correct.

I know it may sound impolite (but it is not meant to be),
but using the correct terminology is very important if you
want to be understood correctly.

Magdeburg, Germany
Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0
Andra moi ennepe, Mousa, ...

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