hard drive

noun

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 Jordan also was asked in court last week whatever happened to the hard drive on his computer, which was missing when he was required to turn it in to his employer. Brent Schrotenboer, USA TODAY, 24 Aug. 2022 The laptop of one fire captain who took photos, Lavoie said, was missing its hard drive when it was examined. Los Angeles Times, 24 Aug. 2022 Forgetting to lock a computer screen before going for a coffee refill, or rushing to a source meeting in the field without removing a hard drive and placing it in a safe, qualifies as mishandling. Kevin Carroll, WSJ, 24 Aug. 2022 The risk of sound vibrations disrupting a hard drive is certainly surprising. Michael Kan, PCMAG, 17 Aug. 2022 The new records show that after SullivanStrickler investigators copied the hard drive of an elections server in Antrim on Dec. 6, 2020, Maggio emailed Powell and Penrose, who were not involved in the local lawsuit. Amy Gardner, Washington Post, 15 Aug. 2022 The new records show that after SullivanStrickler investigators copied the hard drive of an elections server in Antrim on Dec. 6, 2020, Maggio emailed Powell and Penrose, who were not involved in the local lawsuit. Anchorage Daily News, 15 Aug. 2022 Typical measures such as wiping the hard drive and reinstalling the OS have no meaningful impact because the UEFI infection will simply reinfect the computer afterward. Dan Goodin, Ars Technica, 13 July 2022 Costco has been offering a Seagate 2TB portable hard drive for $65, for instance. Scott Kramer, Forbes, 12 July 2022 See More

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First Known Use of hard drive

1982, in the meaning defined above

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“Hard drive.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hard%20drive. Accessed 2 Oct. 2022.

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hard drive

noun

Kids Definition of hard drive

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

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