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hard drive

noun
1.
a disk drive containing a hard disk.
Origin
1980-1985
1980-85
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British Dictionary definitions for hard-drive

hard drive

noun
1.
(computing) (on a computer) the mechanism that handles the reading, writing, and storage of data on the hard disk
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hard-drive in Science
hard drive  
A disk drive that reads data stored on hard disks. Also called hard disk drive.
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hard-drive in Culture

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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