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hard disk

n.
A rigid magnetic disk fixed permanently within a drive unit and used for storing computer data.

hard disk

n
(Computer Science) 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

hard′ disk′


n.
a rigid disk coated with magnetic material, for storing computer programs and relatively large amounts of data.
[1975–80]

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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hard disk - a rigid magnetic disk mounted permanently in a drive unithard disk - a rigid magnetic disk mounted permanently in a drive unit
disc drive, disk drive, hard drive, Winchester drive - computer hardware that holds and spins a magnetic or optical disk and reads and writes information on it
magnetic disc, magnetic disk, disc, disk - (computer science) a memory device consisting of a flat disk covered with a magnetic coating on which information is stored
removable disk - a hard disk that can be removed from the disk drive; removal prevents unauthorized use
Translations
pevný disk
harddisk
kiintolevy
tvrdi disk
merevlemez
ハードディスク
하드 디스크
pevný disk
trdi disk
hårddisk
แผ่นบันทึก
ổ cứng

hard disk

n (Comput) → hard disk m inv, disco rigido

hard disk

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