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hard drive

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


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

A disk drive that reads data stored on hard disks.
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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
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Translations
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قرص صلب
pevný disk
harddisk
kiintolevykovalevy
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harður diskur
ハードディスク
platelager
hårddisk
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