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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- disk crank,
- disk crash,
- disk flower,
- disk harrow,
- disk jockey,
- disk operating system,
- disk pack
Origin of disk drive
First recorded in 1970–75
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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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