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.


Based on the comments, I would agree on that:

  • 1
    I'll do it over a couple of days to prevent flooding the home page...
    – haimg
    Jun 10 '12 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 '12 at 16:15

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