hard disk


Definition of hard disk 

: a rigid metal disk coated with a magnetic material on which data for a computer can be stored also : hard drive

Examples of hard disk in a Sentence

Remember to save the file to your hard disk.

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Investigators raided Upbit’s main office on Thursday and Friday and seized hard disks and accounting records as part of a fraud probe stemming from concerns about the possible mishandling of investors’ funds, according to local news reports. Alexander Osipovich And Eun-young Jeong, WSJ, "Bitcoin Prices Slide as South Korea’s Largest Crypto Exchange Gets Raided," 11 May 2018 Here information is stored and processed by manipulating the spins of electrons, with applications ranging from videotape to MP3 players and hard disks. Dennis Overbye, New York Times, "Peter Grünberg, 78, Winner of an ‘iPod Nobel,’ Is Dead," 12 Apr. 2018 Trojan virus may have already hurt your hard disk and its data. Cathy Cunningham, chicagotribune.com, "Column: A pop-up tells you there's something wrong with your computer. How to tell if it's a scam," 12 Apr. 2018 France's Albert Fert and Gruenberg won the 2007 Nobel Prize in physics on Tuesday for a discovery that has shrunk the size of hard disks found in computers, iPods and other digital devices. Martin Weil, Washington Post, "Peter Gruenberg, Nobel-winning scientist who advanced computer technology, dies at 78," 10 Apr. 2018 That conversation led to the hard disk in Kerry’s hand one year later. Krithika Varagur, New Republic, "Will Trump Bungle Obama’s Declassification Diplomacy?," 2 Nov. 2017 Low-cost cloud backup and storage company Backblaze has published its latest set of hard disk reliability numbers for the second quarter of 2017. Peter Bright, Ars Technica, "Big hard disks may be breaking the bathtub curve," 26 Oct. 2017 Western Digital, one of world's leading makers of hard disk drives, paid some $16 billion last year to acquire SanDisk, Toshiba's chip joint venture partner since 2000. Reuters, Fortune, "Western Digital Wants to Block Toshiba’s $18 Billion Chip Sale," 26 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of hard disk

1973, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of hard disk

computers : a disk that is not flexible and that is used to store computer data

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Kids Definition of hard disk

1 : a rigid metal disk used to store computer data

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