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floppy disk vs. hard disk

[ flop-ee disk ]
  1. a portable storage medium consisting of a square plastic case containing a thin disk coated with magnetic material that is inserted into a drive to read and write data: popular from the 1970s through the 1990s.
[ hahrd-disk ]
  1. a rigid circular platter coated with magnetic material, on which data and programs can be stored.

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