hard drive

noun

Definition of hard drive

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

First Known Use of hard drive

1982


HARD DRIVE Defined for English Language Learners

hard drive

noun

Definition of hard drive for English Language Learners

  • computers : a device that is used for storing computer data and that contains one or more hard disks


HARD DRIVE Defined for Kids

hard drive

noun

Definition of hard drive for Students

:a data storage device of a computer containing one or more hard disks


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