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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

قُرْصٌ صَلْب pevný disk harddisk Festplatte σκληρός δίσκος disco duro kiintolevy disque dur tvrdi disk hard disk ハードディスク 하드 디스크 harde schijf harddisk dysk twardy disco rígido жесткий диск hårddisk แผ่นบันทึก sabit disk ổ cứng 硬盘
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