hard drive


Definition of hard drive 

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

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Products vary from a Seagate 4TB external hard drive for $119.99 to a Coleman RoadTrip portable standup grill for $229 to a KidCraft Charlotte Dollhouse for $139.99. Chris Sims, Indianapolis Star, "Amazon is already offering Prime Day deals before July 16," 5 July 2018 Officials said a passenger traveling to Barbados from Miami International Airport tried to get a python onto a flight, but it wasn’t brought on the plane in plain view, it was being smuggled wrapped in nylon, inside a hard drive, WSVN reported. Natalie Dreier, ajc, "Python found inside checked bag, hard drive at Miami airport," 10 July 2018 Transportation Security Administration officials said the hard drive was stashed in a checked bag heading to Barbados when officers intercepted it. Katherine Lam, Fox News, "TSA finds Python hidden in hard drive at Miami airport," 10 July 2018 Click here to erase data for good stored on the hard drive. Kim Komando, USA TODAY, "5 annoying computer problems you can probably solve yourself," 23 Apr. 2018 Over the next few hours, Australian police carted away what Wheeler estimated to be more than $20,000 worth of computer equipment; Wheeler was miffed that no one bothered to place his precious hard drives in antistatic bags. Brendan I. Koerner, WIRED, "The Young and the Reckless," 17 Apr. 2018 Now that the currency is trading around $6,000, a waylaid slip of paper, misplaced USB drive or damaged hard drive containing a password could be the key to a small fortune. Elliott Krause, WSJ, "A Fifth of All Bitcoin Is Missing. These Crypto Hunters Can Help," 5 July 2018 First released two months after 9/11 with a spinning, magnetic hard drive that whirred audibly, the device was instrumental in turning Apple’s fortunes around. Ian Bogost, The Atlantic, "Apple's Airpods Are an Omen," 12 June 2018 But how can Bernard’s hard drive mind have enough space for both Bernard and Ford, when Peter Abernathy could barely function with the Magic 8 Ball in his head? William Lee, chicagotribune.com, "‘Westworld’ Episode 7 recap: 5 things to know about ‘Les Écorchés' and what lies beneath the surface," 4 June 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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