Currently there are 110 questions tagged with . I suggested making a synonym for . I realize that drive and hard-drive it is not exactly the same (some drives are not hard-drives), but browsing the current questions, I see that most of them could be safely retagged as hard-drive. So, such synonym is probably safe.

The problem that I see with this tag is this:

While most of questions are about hard drives, a few are about completely unrelated things:

  • CD/DVD drives
  • USB flash media
  • Network drives
  • Floppy drives

All these things have their respective tags of course. So in my opinion, generic "drive" tag as it stands now is too broad to be of any use.


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Based on the comments, I would agree on that:

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    I'll do it over a couple of days to prevent flooding the home page...
    – haimg
    Jun 10, 2012 at 21:56
  • This would additionally remove ambiguity, which would be a good thing. When mentioning a drive by way of tag, it would be beneficial to know which kind of drive. Granted the sub-group the drive is a member of may be mentioned in the question, but if the question is (at least partially) centered around a drive, having clarity as to which kind of drive would be important.
    – killermist
    Jun 11, 2012 at 16:15

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