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German to English translations [PRO] Tech/Engineering - Computers: Software
German term or phrase:freigeschaltetes Laufwerk
"Betrieb der freigeschalteten Laufwerke"
This is the title of some company-internal procedure instructions on "Diskettenschutz".
Does "freigeschaltet" mean those drives that are not integrated in the PC itself?
A "drive" can be within the same machine, but this is not necessarily the case (for instance, a connected [=mapped] storage resource on the network is also referred to as a "drive"). Judging from the context given, I'd say that this does in fact refer to the built-in diskette drive; in this context, "freigeschaltet" refers to drives that are enabled. (Note that drives may be disabled for security reasons, e.g. under WinNT or Win2k - diskettes are a prime source of virus infections...)
Ralf Lemster Germany Local time: 00:18 Works in field Native speaker of: German PRO pts in category: 8