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A rigid magnetic disk fixed permanently within a drive unit and used for storing computer data.
(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
a rigid disk coated with magnetic material, for storing computer programs and relatively large amounts of data.
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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|Noun||1.||hard 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