Hard-drive meaning

The definition of a hard drive is the primary computer storage device and is used to store files on the computer.

An example of a hard drive is the location on a desktop computer where a person could save their research paper.

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A disk drive that reads data stored on hard disks.
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(computing) A device used for storing large amounts of data for a computer that persist while the computer is turned off.
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A computer drive for hard disks, specif., such a drive constituting the primary storage device of a computer.
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A disk drive that reads data stored on hard disks.
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The primary computer storage device, which spins, reads and writes one or more fixed disk platters. The terms "hard drive" and "hard disk" are synonymous; however, a "drive" technically refers to the entire unit that holds one or more "disk" platters. The word "hard" came about to refer to the rigid platters made of aluminum or glass in contrast to floppy disks made of flexible plastic.Increasingly, hard drives are giving way to solid state drives (SSDs) in desktop computers but especially in laptops. See hard disk, SSD, hard disk interfaces and floppy disk.
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