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disk drive

noun, Computers.
a device that, using an access mechanism under program control, enables data to be read from or written on a spinning magnetic disk, magnetic disk pack, floppy disk, or optical disk.
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First recorded in 1970-75 Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for disk drive

disk drive

(computing) the controller and mechanism for reading and writing data on computer disks See also disk (sense 2)
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disk drive in Science
disk drive  
Computer Science A device that reads data stored on a magnetic or optical disk and writes data onto the disk for storage.
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