hard drive


Definition of hard drive

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

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But the answer turned out to be sitting on his hard drive. Alex Pappademas, The New Yorker, "How the Cover Song Conquered Movie Trailers," 31 July 2019 In 2015, comedian Annie Russell found a Word document on an old, forgotten hard drive. Nicole Blackwood, chicagotribune.com, "Bring comedy show ‘Freshman’ your tired, your cringe-worthy, your terrible teenage art," 9 July 2019 Original paper documents can be scanned and downloaded to an external hard drive, flash drive, CD or DVD. Susan Tompor, Detroit Free Press, "Trump tax reform: Don't expect big tax break on losses from flooding, storms," 5 June 2019 While many on Twitter are envisioning using the hard drive to sprinkle Parmesan cheese on their dinner, others have their sights set on summer. Madeline Purdue, Vandana Ravikumar, USA TODAY, "Mac n cheese: Twitter brings the jokes as Apple introduces Mac Pro at WWDC," 3 June 2019 When we’re born, our brains are like a hard drive, constantly updating and filing away new experiences. Leah Campbell, Fox News, "How smart phones are causing kids to experience 'altered childhoods'," 2 June 2018 There was a good article on hard drive recovery earlier this year from Popular Mechanics. Dallas News, "My hard drive died. Can the files be saved?," 11 July 2019 Those, Wayne explained, might result in a $20,000-$30,000 loss and often involve a few dozen hard drives or memory cards. Justin Rohrlich, Quartz, "A massive international email scam netted $3 million worth of top-secret US military equipment," 9 July 2019 Whoever purchases the footage will join an exclusive club of viewers: George watched the tapes once more to digitize them and save them on a hard drive, which is included in the tapes' sale. Scottie Andrew And Saeed Ahmed, CNN, "NASA sold moon landing footage to an intern for $218. Now, the tapes could sell for millions," 2 July 2019

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First Known Use of hard drive

1982, in the meaning defined above

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

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