hard drive


: a data-storage device consisting of a drive and one or more hard disks

Examples of hard drive in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Salman Rushdie, for example, sold his personal archive to Emory, including a Mac desktop, three Mac laptops, and an external hard drive. Francesca Mancino, The Atlantic, 2 May 2024 E-waste such as cell phones, televisions, computers, printers, hard drives, and other devices also can be unloaded, freeing your garage of myriad clutter. Samantha Gowen, Orange County Register, 15 Apr. 2024 See all Example Sentences for hard drive 

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Word History

First Known Use

1982, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of hard drive was in 1982

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“Hard drive.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hard%20drive. Accessed 23 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

hard drive

: a device for storing computer data that consists of one or more hard disks in a sealed case

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