hard disk

noun, Computers.
1.
magnetic disk (def 1).
Origin
1980–85
British Dictionary definitions for hard-disk
hard disk
 
n
a disk of rigid magnetizable material that is used to store data for computers: it is permanently mounted in its disk drive and usually has a storage capacity of a few gigabytes

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hard disk
  (härd)   
A rigid magnetic disk fixed within a disk drive and used for storing computer data. Hard disks hold more data than floppy disks, and data on a hard disk can be accessed faster than data on a floppy disk.
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