hard drive


Definition of 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 In the pre-show room of the ride, look for a solid microcrystalline silicon billet, ancient silicon wafer chips, vintage cartridge casings for hard drive disks and microscopes. Los Angeles Times, 15 June 2021 There's also the more mundane issue of people losing access to their crypto wallets due to lost passwords or hard drive failures. Paul R. La Monica, CNN, 2 June 2021 Would my laptop and the hard drive be a good way to take my music with me? Star Tribune, 5 Feb. 2021 SSDs do not have any moving parts, opposed to spinning magnetic platters inside a hard drive. Marc Saltzman, USA TODAY, 19 June 2021 Passmore said her concerns would be backed up by the audio recordings of her interview, but department officials said those were lost when Jeter’s hard drive crashed. James Barragán, Dallas News, 14 May 2021 Or keep just the hard drive and, with the aid of an inexpensive enclosure kit, turn that old internal drive into an external drive that can be plugged into your existing PC or Mac. Marc Saltzman, USA Today, 2 May 2021 His job this season is to transfer all the files from the old laptop into the new laptop, so the 49ers can ashcan the old model, the one with the slow hard drive and the keyboard jammed with muffin crumbs. Scott Ostler, San Francisco Chronicle, 29 Apr. 2021 On Hunt’s hard drive were memes that mocked the death of Jews during the Holocaust and Nazi propaganda images. Shayna Jacobs, Anchorage Daily News, 29 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of hard drive

1982, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of hard drive was in 1982

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15 Jul 2021

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“Hard drive.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hard%20drive. Accessed 26 Jul. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of hard drive

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

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Kids Definition of hard drive

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

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