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hard drive

n.
A disk drive that reads data stored on hard disks. Also called hard disk drive.

hard drive

or

hard disk drive

n
(Computer Science) computing (on a computer) the mechanism that handles the reading, writing, and storage of data on the hard disk

hard′ drive`


n.
a disk drive containing a hard disk.
[1980–85]

hard drive

A disk drive that reads data stored on hard disks.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hard drive - computer hardware that holds and spins a magnetic or optical disk and reads and writes information on ithard drive - computer hardware that holds and spins a magnetic or optical disk and reads and writes information on it
drive - (computer science) a device that writes data onto or reads data from a storage medium
fixed disk, hard disc, hard disk - a rigid magnetic disk mounted permanently in a drive unit
computer science, computing - the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures
Translations
hardeskyf
قرص صلب
pevný disk
harddisk
kiintolevykovalevy
merevlemez
harður diskur
ハードディスク
platelager
hårddisk
ฮาร์ดดิสก์
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