- a disk drive containing a hard disk.
Origin of hard drive
First recorded in 1980–85
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Examples from the Web for hard drive
In his search for hard-drive recovery, Liam develops one connection, to Eunice, a frumpy thirtysomething.Do I Have to Read Noah's Compass?
January 23, 2010
I aimed square for the hard-drive, hitting it with everything I had.
Just create a Pirate Party account and email an image of your hard-drive to yourself.
But it used to be impossible to fly or go to the moon or get a hard-drive with more than a few kilobytes of storage.
I kept hitting it, until the keyboard fell off, exposing the motherboard and the hard-drive.
hard disk drive
- computing (on a computer) the mechanism that handles the reading, writing, and storage of data on the hard disk
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- A disk drive that reads data stored on hard disks. Also called hard disk drive
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