hard disk

noun Computers.

Nearby words

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  6. hard drive,
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  8. hard feeling,
  9. hard feelings,
  10. hard fern

Origin of hard disk

First recorded in 1980–85

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British Dictionary definitions for hard disk

hard disk


a disk of rigid magnetizable material that is used to store data for computers: it is permanently mounted in its disk drive and usually has a storage capacity of a few gigabytes
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Science definitions for hard disk

hard disk


A rigid magnetic disk fixed within a disk drive and used for storing computer data. Hard disks hold more data than floppy disks, and data on a hard disk can be accessed faster than data on a floppy disk.
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