disk drive


Definition of disk drive

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

Examples of disk drive in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The transfer will be limited by the read speed of the memory cards being used, as well as the write speed of the target disk drive or SSD where the image are being uploaded. Mark Sparrow, Forbes, 16 June 2021 That’s the two-day surge in shares of hard-disk drive maker Western Digital (Ticker: WDC). Bernhard Warner, Fortune, 21 May 2021 Microsoft in a tweet Tuesday confirmed the Xbox Series S pricing information as well as the console design, which is smaller than prior models and lacks a disk drive. Sarah E. Needleman, WSJ, 8 Sep. 2020 This meant disk drives could operate reliably, without wearing down during startup or shutdown. Adrienne Bernhard, Popular Mechanics, 7 Apr. 2020 Hiding the driver ZeroCleare, like the Shamoon wiper, uses the legitimate RawDisk software driver from EldoS to gain direct access to disk drives and write data. Sean Gallagher, Ars Technica, 4 Dec. 2019 A decade later, Apple released the MacBook Air with no disk drive at all (and teens everywhere said goodbye to the tradition of burning mixtapes for one another). Clare Duffy, CNN, 8 Dec. 2019 In 2013, Seagate, a maker of data storage devices such as disk drives, shifted a big chunk of its research and development operations in Silicon Valley to the East Bay by creating a $180 million tech center in Fremont. George Avalos, The Mercury News, 10 Sep. 2019 Burry believes the next generation of video game consoles by Microsoft and Sony will still include disk drives and pointed to GameStop's free cash flow. Dallas News, 23 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of disk drive

1963, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of disk drive was in 1963

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19 Jun 2021

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“Disk drive.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/disk%20drive. Accessed 3 Aug. 2021.

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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

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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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