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Winchester disk

noun

, Computers.
  1. a hard disk that is permanently mounted in its unit.


Winchester disk

noun

  1. a type of hard disk in which disks are permanently sealed, together with read-write heads, in an airtight container to keep dust out


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Word History and Origins

Origin of Winchester disk1

First recorded in 1970–75; originally an IBM code name; the designation for a device containing two such disks was 3030 (each disk containing 30 megabytes), the same as the model number of a well-known Winchester rifle

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Word History and Origins

Origin of Winchester disk1

C20: named after the 3030 Winchester rifle , as the original device would have had 3030 as its IBM number

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