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.
Recent Examples on the Web The first digital storage device was the magnetic hard disk drive, invented in 1956. Manasee Wagh, Popular Mechanics, 30 Mar. 2022 Zoned Storage is comprised of two technologies: Shingled Magnetic Recording (SMR) in hard disk drives (HDDs) and Zoned Namespaces (ZNS) in solid state drives (SSDs). Tom Coughlin, Forbes, 22 Apr. 2022 Second sub-phase had as many as 12 parallel projects for bringing hard disk drive manufacturing operations to cloud and consolidating all shipping and revenue operations, making way to retire two out of three legacy ERPs. Patrick Moorhead, Forbes, 24 Sep. 2021 Tap or click for ways to check if your computer's hard disk is failing. Kim Komando, USA TODAY, 12 Sep. 2021 This may be a virtual hard disk locally or on a network or cloud location. Adrian Bridgwater, Forbes, 29 Oct. 2021 This piece will focus on the current status and future of magnetic recording, particularly hard disk drives and magnetic tape recording. Tom Coughlin, Forbes, 29 Dec. 2021 The new devices company will include electronic devices and encompass power semiconductors, semiconductor manufacturing equipment and high-capacity hard disk drives. Takashi Mochizuki, Fortune, 12 Nov. 2021 Unlike traditional storage engines written for hard disk drives, HSE targets high throughput and low latency of SCM and SSDs. Patrick Moorhead, Forbes, 26 Oct. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of hard disk

1973, in the meaning defined above

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27 May 2022

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“Hard disk.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hard%20disk. Accessed 4 Jul. 2022.

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