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-A device to which information is written in blocks anywhere on the device. 
+A device to which information is read and written in fixed-size blocks randomly accessible anywhere on the device.  
 As opposed to a CharacterDevice. 
+Common examples of BlockDevice~s are HardDisk~s, optical drives ([CD]/[DVD] readers/writers), memory-card readers (for e.g. SD cards, CF cards, xD cards) and [USB] storage devices (USB KeyDrive~s or external hard drives/optical drives).  
 See also DeviceDriver