disk drive

noun

Definition of disk drive

: a device for reading and writing data on a magnetic disk

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My first computer was an Atari 600XL, a 16KB model with a cartridge slot and no disk drive which my parents suffered through a high-pressure time share sales pitch to obtain for me. Nate Anderson, Ars Technica, "First encounter: COMPUTE! magazine and its glorious, tedious type-in code," 25 Nov. 2018 His discovery is said to lie at the heart of the operation of modern hard-disk drives with their storage capacities in the gigabyte range. Martin Weil, BostonGlobe.com, "Peter Gruenberg; won Nobel for work that led to quicker computers," 12 Apr. 2018 His discovery is said to lie at the heart of the operation of modern hard-disk drives with their storage capacities in the gigabyte range. Martin Weil, BostonGlobe.com, "Peter Gruenberg; won Nobel for work that led to quicker computers," 12 Apr. 2018 His discovery is said to lie at the heart of the operation of modern hard-disk drives with their storage capacities in the gigabyte range. Martin Weil, BostonGlobe.com, "Peter Gruenberg; won Nobel for work that led to quicker computers," 12 Apr. 2018 His discovery is said to lie at the heart of the operation of modern hard-disk drives with their storage capacities in the gigabyte range. Martin Weil, BostonGlobe.com, "Peter Gruenberg; won Nobel for work that led to quicker computers," 12 Apr. 2018 His discovery is said to lie at the heart of the operation of modern hard-disk drives with their storage capacities in the gigabyte range. Martin Weil, BostonGlobe.com, "Peter Gruenberg; won Nobel for work that led to quicker computers," 12 Apr. 2018 His discovery is said to lie at the heart of the operation of modern hard-disk drives with their storage capacities in the gigabyte range. Martin Weil, BostonGlobe.com, "Peter Gruenberg; won Nobel for work that led to quicker computers," 12 Apr. 2018 His discovery is said to lie at the heart of the operation of modern hard-disk drives with their storage capacities in the gigabyte range. Martin Weil, BostonGlobe.com, "Peter Gruenberg; won Nobel for work that led to quicker computers," 12 Apr. 2018

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1963, in the meaning defined above

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disk drive

noun

English Language Learners Definition of disk drive

: a computer part that holds a computer disk or set of disks and that reads data from and copies data to disks

disk drive

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Kids Definition of disk drive

: the part of a computer that moves data to and from a disk

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