disk drives

disk drive

noun Computers.
a device that, using an access mechanism under program control, enables data to be read from or written on a spinning magnetic disk, magnetic disk pack, floppy disk, or optical disk.

Origin:
1970–75

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disk drive
 
n
computing See also disk the controller and mechanism for reading and writing data on computer disks

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disk drive  
Computer Science A device that reads data stored on a magnetic or optical disk and writes data onto the disk for storage.
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