hard drive


Definition of hard drive 

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

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The plaintiff asserted that its program is an original literary work of authorship fixed in a tangible medium of expression when stored on computer hard drives. Eriq Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter, "Judge Allows Copyright Claims Over Technology Used on Disney's 'Avengers'," 18 June 2018 Cash and a computer hard drive were stolen from a nail salon entered through a rear door. Lisa M. Bolton, Washington Post, "Prince William County," 18 Apr. 2018 Naturally, as soon as things seemed to be going well, the hard drive died—not an uncommon occurrence. Chris Wilkinson, Ars Technica, "1990, meet 2018: How far does 20MHz of Macintosh IIsi power go today?," 1 July 2018 Employees of the shop noticed thumbnail images of the naked child on the hard drive, and alerted the police. Dana Burke, Houston Chronicle, "Webster computer repair shop reports child sex assault suspect," 28 June 2018 The next month, the inspector general’s office seized the worker’s computer and conducted a forensic analysis of more than 1 million image files on the hard drive found in desktop folders, the recycle bin and emails, the report said. Elyssa Cherney, chicagotribune.com, "CTA manager resigns after nude photos found on his computer," 24 May 2018 The sticker on the hard drive is from my friends at Deer Dana and Obesity & Speed — two local NYC designers. Dani Deahl, The Verge, "What’s in your bag, The Knocks?," 18 May 2018 Windows Use a program like CrystalDiskInfo to check your hard drive's S.M.A.R.T. data for signs of impending failure. Kim Komando, Fox News, "5 quick fixes for computer problems," 29 Apr. 2018 Travis Reinking, 29, took his laptop to a Nashville repair shop in March and asked the staff to swipe the hard drive. Nicole Chavez, CNN, "Suspected Waffle House gunman erased laptop hard drive weeks before shooting," 25 Apr. 2018

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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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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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