hard drive

hard drive

noun
a disk drive containing a hard disk.

Origin:
1980–85

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hard drive or hard disk drive
 
n
computing (on a computer) the mechanism that handles the reading, writing, and storage of data on the hard disk
 
hard disk drive or hard disk drive
 
n

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hard drive  
A disk drive that reads data stored on hard disks. Also called hard disk drive.
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hard drive definition


The bulk of the memory of a personal computer is magnetically stored on hard disks that constitute the hard drive. Information in the hard drive is durable, in that it remains magnetically stored when the computer is turned off. (See magnetic memory.)

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hard drive definition


hard disk drive

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