(or hard drive or fixed disk) - A permanent disk within most computers (certainly all PCs and Macs) where software and/or your documents may be stored.
A storage medium for digital data which can hold more information and access it faster than a floppy disk.
see ' Disk'
A large non-portable disk attached to (or in) a computer capable of holding a large quantity of data.
A high capacity storage device that a computer uses for programs and data, measured in megabytes or gigabytes. Information held on a hard disk is safe when the power is withdrawn.
An internal data storage device. Hard disks are faster and hold significantly more data than floppy disks. They are generally permanent fixtures inside of a computer.
Storage medium that stores data in the form of magnetic patterns on a rigid disk. Modern hard disks are usually made of several thin films deposited on both sides of the aluminum, glass, etc. substrate. Hard disks are much more rigid than floppy disks, spin much faster than floppy disks, and can transfer data faster and store more in the same volume.
A rigid magnetic disk encased in an airtight box; used to store data and programs
A disk that resides permanently inside a disk drive. Compare diskette.
A type of computer storage disk, usually consisting of a metal platter coated with a magnetic material. Capable of storing larger amounts of data than floppy disks.
Also referred to as the hard drive. The hard disk is a fixed disk located within the computer. Compared to floppy disks, hard disks are both faster and safer to use and will hold enormous amounts of data compared to a floppy disk. Computers sold now have hard disks ranging between 80 GB and 250 GB in storage capacity.
The part of a hard disk drive that stores data, rather than the mechanism for reading and writing to it.
A magnetic data recording disk that is permanently mounted within a disk drive.
stores and provides relatively quick access to large amounts of data on your computer.
A disk drive, usually fitted out of sight inside a PC, on which the programs used by a computer and the data they generate are stored. Hard disks are much faster in use than floppy disks and also hold much more information.
A solid, flat piece of metal with metal oxide coating that is used to store digital data on. Because of their higher density and their fast spinning, hard disks can store more data and retrieve it faster than floppy disks. Hard disks range in storage capacity from 1 to 12 GB.
A computer's main data storage component, usually housed within the CPU. Hard disks generally hold more data and can be read faster than floppy disks.
A computer storage disk that is permanently placed inside the computer and which cannot be removed without taking the computer apart. The 3.5" hard plastic disks used to store information are floppy disks, not hard disks.
(Hard Drive): A magnetic disc or set of discs that reside inside your computer and holds a large amount of information. New hard disks can hold as much as 20,000 megabytes.
A storage device that is comprised of one or more rigid platters which data is stored on. These devices are hermetically sealed to prevent dust from contacting the disk surface and possibly damaging the disk. Data is stored on the magnetic media as tiny "flux" reversals of magnetic fields. These can be modified and read by electromagnetic heads that "float" on a thin layer of air as the disk rotates at high speed.
A storage medium that uses several rigid disks (platters) coated with a magnetically sensitive material and housed in a hermetically sealed mechanism.
When you save data or install programs on your computer, the information is ...
Plate-sized magnetic device to store large quantities of data and permit quick access.
a sealed mass storage unit used for storing large amounts of data.
The PC's primary data storage unit. The size of a hard disk is measured in bytes.
A thin metal platter coated with magnetic material used to store data. The primary storage components of most PCs, hard disks are relatively efficient and inexpensive, but need care.
The storage disk inside of the computer that holds the operating system and programs.
The Hard Disk is where the data is stored within the PC. Hard Disks have the capacity to contain several megabyte s or even a few gigabyte s of data.
A magnetic storage media located within your local system unit or a remote server that can store large quantities of data.
a small, hard disk, inside your computer used for data and program storage.
A rigid disk permanently sealed into a drive cartridge. A hard disk can store very large amounts of information.
a rigid magnetic disk mounted permanently in a drive unit
a device that allows to the storage and recovery of great amounts of information
a device that uses rapidly spinning metal platters to store large amounts of data and programs
a device which usually resides inside a computer for the semi permanent storage of data
a disk that is enclosed in a permanently sealed metal housing
a fixed disk that is used for storing files
a great storage medium, until it dies
a hard, metal platter coated with a material that can be magnetized in spots to represent bits, primarily for secondary storage
a magnetic disk made of metal and covered with a magnetic recording surface
a magnetic disk within your computer that is used to store, and provide access to, files and programs
a mechanical storage device and this takes battery capacity for sure
an information storage unit in a computer, which is magnetized to hold a large quantity of computer data and programs
a physical unit that contains so media that has so much available space for storage
a rotating disk (or disks) held inside a gas filled metal case
a sealed unit containing a number of platters in a stack
a secondary storage device used on your computer to store large amounts of data
A storage medium for data inside your computer.
Rigid, platter-like, magnetic disk sealed in a container. A hard disk stores more information than a floppy disk.
A storage medium capable of reading and writing data.
device inside the computer which holds computer files. Usually measured by how many megabytes/gigabytes they hold.
The hard disk is where all your computer information, files, folder etc. are stored. They come in many various sizes.
the permanently sealed internal storage of the computer; ROM (read only memory).
A computer component that stores your program and data files. This is different than RAM because the information is stored even if the power is turned off.
A rigid plate with magnetic coating. A hard disk can handle greater amounts of data at a higher speed than a floppy disk.
An internal data storage device made of hard aluminium disks coated with iron oxide.
A storage disk inside the computer that holds the operating system, programs and files.
Large capacity, mechanical, magnetic, computer storage device that stores programs and data.
A disk for storing information that is not removable from the computer. It usually has large storage capacity and provides fast access to data.
Generally, the internal storage device in a computer called "hard" to distinguish it from a soft, or floppy, disk. Hard disks hold more data and are faster than floppy disks. Sometimes they are called "fixed disks" because they are not removeable.
A magnetically coated disk substrate that spins inside a disk drive and is used as the storage medium for digital data.
noun fixed, magnetic disc inside a PC for (permanent) storing of data
A non-flexible magnetic disk, in a solid container, used to read and write electronic resources; hard disks can be either fixed or removable.
Fixed magnetic data storage disk providing high-speed access for high-speed data processing.
A high speed large capacity secondary storage unit also called a fixed disk
A mass data storage device which usually are placed inside but which could also be an external device placed next to a computer. The device holds large volumes of data and/or a number of software programmes.
Non-volatile storage for programs and data.
A storage medium, consisting of a magnetically-sensitive metal alloy disk. Magnetic heads moving over the surface of the disk record and read back information. Hard disks are usually mounted in a sealed and enclosed package to exclude dust and other pollutants which could damage the surface or the read/write heads; this allows them to hold much more information than a Floppy Disk. Storage capacities for hard disks used in personal computers range from 800 Mb up beyond 16,000 Mb (16 Gb) and are still rising.
A magnetic disk capable of storing large quantities of data. Most hard disks reside permanently in their housings; removable hard disk cartridges are less common. Hard disks are the persistent storage memory found in computers, digital cameras and other electronic products. Data access is via a read/write head that moves mechanically across the hard disk surface.
A place where your computer stores information
Rapid access large capacity storage media.
A rotating rigid disk coated with magnetic material and used to store the permanent memory of a computer even when the computer itself is switched off.
A device containing one or more inflexible platters coated with material in which data can be recorded magnetically, together with their read/write heads, the head-positioning mechanism, and the spindle motor in a sealed case that protects against outside contaminants. The protected environment allows the head to fly 10 to 25 millionths of an inch above the surface of a platter rotating typically at 3600 to 7200 rpm; therefore, much more data can be stored and accessed much more quickly than on a floppy disk. Most hard disks contain from two to eight platters.
The part of your computer used to store information.
A mass storage device for computer data that consists of a hermetically sealed enclosure that holds stacked, rotating, magnetizable disks accessed by multiple read/write heads.
A secondary storage device in which the storage medium is several rigid aluminum platters coated with a magnetic material. Characterized by very large storage capacity and speedy retrieval.
The hard disk is the main storage device of a computer. It is a rewriteable, magnetic storage device which is still able contain it's data after a power-off.
The core memory of your computer, which stores information, programs and software using magnetism (so don't drop your laptop!).
This is commonly the slang term for a hard disk drive. It refers to the type of re-writeable media that is inflexible, as opposed to a floppy disk. The hard drive contains multiple hard disk platters.
A flat, circular, rigid plate with a magnetizable surface on one or both sides of which data can be stored.
A piece of media usually found inside the computer, which is used as the primary method of file storage, contained.
Device inside a computer used for long term mass storage of data.
A storage unit for digital data that has rigid disks coated with magnetic material in a housing that includes the drive mechanism.
n. A mass storage medium for computers that is typically available as a fixed disk (such as the disks used in the system units of personal computers or in drives that are external to a personal computer) or a removable cartridge.
A hard disk contains rotating magnetic media (in the shape of disks) that spin rapidly. Small heads float over the surface of each disk, and are used to write to and read from the disk as it rotates.
A type of storage medium that retains data as magnetic patterns on a rigid disk, usually made of a magnetic thin film deposited on an aluminum platter.
A hard disk is part of a unit, often called a "disk drive," "hard drive," or "hard disk drive," that stores and provides relatively quick access to large amounts of data on an electromagnetically charged surface or set of surfaces. Today's computers typically come with a hard disk that contains 100's of billion's of bytes (gigabytes) of storage.
Primary computer storage medium, comprising one or more aluminum or glass platters coated with a ferromagnetic material
Situated inside the computer, the hard disk stores permanent data.
A metal platter coated with magnetic oxide that can be magnetized to hold data.
A magnetic disk storage device.
The hard disk is a magnetic disk inside your computer and is sometimes known as a hard drive. The hard disk is used to store large amounts of data on a computer.
See hard drive.
Medium for permanent storage of data. Magnetic platters, electronics and mechanics make up a hard disk. The platters are fixed to a spindle. On each side of a platter there is a read/write head. Each platter is divided in to tracks, which again is divided into sectors. A characteristic with hard disks is that the platters and the mechanics are in an airtight enclosure, and that the read/write heads do not touch the platters as long as the platters are rotating. See fly height .
a rigid disk sealed inside an airtight transport mechanism. Information stored may be accessed more rapidly than on floppy disks and far greater amounts of data may be stored. Often referred to as Winchester disks.
Recording system using hard disks or optical disks similar to those used in computers. Compared to tape, hard disk systems offer great flexibility of editing.
A storage device composed of a rigid platter or platters used for long term data storage. Hard disks hold much more information than diskettes, and are not usually user removable. By default, the hard disk is referred to as drive C.
One or more rigid magnetic disks rotating about a central axle with associated read/write heads and electronics, used to store data. Most hard disks are permanently connected to the drive fixed disks though there are also removable disks. High speed disks have an access time of 28 milliseconds or less, and low-speed disks run 65 milliseconds or more. The higher speed disks also transfer their data faster than the slower speed units. Each surface of each disk is divided into a number of evenly spaced concentric circular tracks. The set of all tracks at a given radius on all surfaces the tracks which can be accessed without moving the heads are known as a cylinder. Each track is divided into sectors. Disk drives are commonly characterised by the kind of interface used to connect to the computer, e.g. ATA, IDE, SCSI
The main data storage area of a computing device. The hard disk is typically where the computer's operating system and other software are permanently stored. Hard disks have a larger storage capacity and faster data retrieval capabilities than floppy disks.
A computer's main (and fastest and most convenient) storage for programs and data. Originally named to distinguish it from floppy disks. All PCs are fitted with hard disks, sometimes more than one. The first (or only) hard disk is usually called C: by the computer. The most popular hard disk format is called EIDE.
a mass computer storage device, often installed inside the computer chassis, or else kept in a separate case beside it.
This is a magnetic disk that stores information and is permanently installed in your computer. Hard disks can hold much more information than floppy disk. They are also sometimes called fixed disks.
A large-capacity storage device used for quick retrieval and storage of computer data. Application software and user-created files are stored on a hard disk.
This is an internal storage "container" where you can store large amounts of information permanently on your computer. It can store large gigabytes of information. Information can be erased from the hard disk. It is a little like a "treasure chest" where you keep things that are important to you that you want to have for a long time...of course, you can empty it anytime you like
A mass storage device that transfers data between the computer's memory and the disk storage media. Hard disks are rotating, rigid, magnetic storage disks. (Also called a hard drive.)
A magnetic disk on which you can store computer data
Where the data are stored within the computer. The size of this is an indication of how much information can be stored by the computer.
A magnetic storage disk, secured and hardwired inside the computer. A Hard Disk is usually the C: drive on Windows machines. PC's with a Hard Drive partitioned into several segments or with additional Hard Drives added, will have other letters associated with their Hard Drives, such as D, E, F etc. Windows attributes these drive letters automatically, and will place other removable media such as CD ROM's or Zip drives will at the end of the list: thus a PC with only one Hard Drive (C:) will find that Windows labels its CD ROM drive with a (D:) and a PC with two hard drives will have its CD ROM labelled (E:).
Commonly refers to a form of magnetic media that uses a hard metal disk to store data. Unlike its "floppy" counterparts, a hard disk can typically hold much more data and is much faster, but is non-removable, or "fixed" to your computer. This is typically where the computer’s operating system and other software is installed. The terms "hard disk" and "hard drive" are often used interchangeably since the disk and the drive are usually contained in the same unit.
High capacity fixed storage drive.
A type of magnetic storage disk that uses stiff plastic platters spinning rapidly. Hard disks have greater capacity than floppy disks and the information can be moved into computer memory more rapidly.
The hard disk is where the data is stored within the computer. Hard disks have the capacity to contain several megabytes or even a few gigabytes of data.
Rigid magnetic disk which provides more storage and faster access than a floppy disk.
A hard disk of Winchester is similar to that used for floppy disks but with rigid disks which are not removable and is permanently sealed. It can hold the equivalent 100 or more floppy disks. Furthermore, the information held on a hard disk can be accessed 10 times as fast as from a floppy disk.
A hard disk is a disk that is permanently mounted in a hard disk drive that is inside the computer cabinet. The user of the computer cannot remove the hard disk. Such a disk is faster and has a much greater capacity than a typical floppy disk. Most of the time, the hard disk is called drive C: although other letters may be used for hard disks that are accessed over a network.
Usually synonymous with fixed disk drive, the primary storage method of your computer.
The hard disk is a permanent, (fixed) storage medium for computer data based on a rotating disc with a magnetically, sensitive layer. Information can be written on this and read again using a read/write head. The information stored is erasable.
A rigid magnetic disk that is able to store many times more data than a floppy disk. Usually it cannot be removed from the disk drive that's located inside your PC. In most PCs the hard disk drive is called drive C:, whereas the floppy disk drive is called drive A: or B:. A hard disk drive can normally store several hundred million bytes (or characters) of information, whereas a floppy disk can only store one and a half million bytes. If you hear a clicking or whirring sound when you save a document, that's the hard disk working
A nonremovable storage medium used for storage of data on a personal computer.
The principal on-board data storage device(s) of a PC.
This is where all the data in your computer is stored. It is where all your files and folders are physically located. The data is stored on a stack of disks that are mounted inside a solid encasement. These disks spin extremely fast (typically at either 5400 or 7200 RPM) so that data can be accessed immediately from anywhere on the drive. The data is stored on the hard drive magnetically, so it stays on the drive even after the power supply is turned off. At Newista HarDisk are SCSI(10.000rpm) Raid0(make them works 2 x faster which can be tought 20k rpm Disks)
A device that physically stores data in your computer, it is very fast and can hold a lot of data. The hard disk is the place to install software and save files.
A fast, high-capacity magnetic disk, completely enclosed in a protective case inside the computer, used for storing computer data.
A disk made of metal and permanently sealed in a disk drive or cartridge. A hard disk can hold much more information than a floppy disk, and a hard disk spins much faster.
A disk inside the computer which stores data and code, sometimes used incorrectly to refer to a 3.5" floppy disk, but differs from a floppy in that it can store more information, and is generally not removable.(You can take a floppy disk out of the floppy drive). WWWebfx Home Page
A peripheral data storage device that may be found inside a desktop or laptop as in a hard drive situation. The hard disk may also be a transportable version and attached to a desktop or laptop.
The rigid storage medium located within a hard drive; the relatively large storage area where a computer's operating system, applications, and data usually reside.
A means of storing bits (information in binary form) which takes the form of a disk mode of a rigid base (ceramic, aluminum etc.), coated with a magnetic material.
A type of mass storage computer disk that cannot be removed from its housing, consisting of a rigid metal platter with a magnetic coating. Also called a fixed disk.
a storage device, usually a stack of disks enclosed in a case; used to store large amounts of information
Common digital storage component in a computer. For video use, hard disks need to have: 1) an access time of less than 10 milliseconds; 2) a sustained throughput (data transfer rate) of 3 Megabytes per second; and 3) a maximum time for housekeeping of 33 milliseconds.
A hard disk is a permanently enclosed storage device, which is used for the storage of the operating system, user files and programs on a computer. The hard disk is either mounted inside the computer or within a case for external drives.
A disk drive which contains one or more disks (which are hard platters rather than floppy disks) permanently sealed in it. Hard disks are noted for their speed and high capacity.
A storage device inside a computer, generally designated as the C: drive. It cannot be seen without opening up the computer; however, usually a light on the front of a computer shows when the hard disk is being accessed.
Another name for a hard drive, it's a disk that holds information.
This is a disk that is permanently connected to your computer, and has a much higher capacity and speed than a floppy disk. Its capacity is measured in megabytes, and can be divided into several partitions.
A rigid magnetic disk fixed permanently within a drive unit and used for storing computer data.
An auxiliary storage device able to store very large quantities of data that is usually mounted inside the System unit. Typically holds greater than I Gigabyte of data.
Usually the disk drive on the computer which is built into the computer. The disk on the hard drive is not removable, as a floppy disk drive.
Normal computer disks are often called floppy disks, as the disk on which magnetic coating is deposited is far from rigid. A hard disk is a more sophisticated type where the disk is rigid, rotates continuously at high speed, and cannot be removed from the drive. The non - interchangeability of the disks is not a major drawback, as the capacity of a hard disk is typically equal to that of about 60 floppy disks. The point of a hard disk is that it gives very rapid access to vast amounts of data. An increasingly popular feature on up-market computers, and also to be found on some of the more recent sound samplers.
the permanent memory, measured in gigabytes (Gb), where the computer stores its files, like a filing cabinet. One Gb is now regarded as the minimum for any computer.
a memory storage disk that is attached to your computer; it can be inside the machine (an internal hard disk) or outside (an external hard disk)
A hard disk (or hard drive) is internal hardware which stores and provides access to large amounts of information. Most new computers include an internal hard disk that contains several gigabytes of storage capacity.
A data storage device for personal computers that consists of a rigid platter that is fixed inside a sealed case. A hard disk can store more information and retrieve data faster than a diskette.
Usually the main disk drive of a PC, the hard disk drive differs from floppy disks in that it cannot be easily removed. However, the size of the disk enables up to a few gigabytes of memory to be stored on it, and the accessing speed is far greater than that of floppy disks, Zip disks or even CD-ROMs.
A storage device that holds large amounts of data, usually in the range of hundreds to thousands of megabytes. Although usually internal to the computer, some types of hard disk devices are attached separately for use as supplemental disk space. "Hard disk" and "hard drive" often are used interchangeably but technically, hard drive refers to the mechanism that reads data from the disk.
A storage area in a computer.
OR hard drive "hard disk" is preferred (it is housed by the hard drive)
A mass storage device for digital data. One or more magnetic platters in a single casing, it can store data more precisely and access it more quickly than other forms of magnetic storage.
A device, also called hard disk drive, that contains one or more inflexible platters coated with material in which data can be recorded magnetically with read/write heads. The hard disk exists in a sealed case that protects it and allows the head to fly 10 millionths to 25 millionths of an inch above the surface of a platter. Data can both be stored and accessed much more quickly than on a floppy disk.
An advanced, large capacity, storage system for microcomputers. Only just available (for a few dedicated music-computers), hard disks operate like floppy disks, but store four or more times the amount of information.
Hard disk is a term used interchangable with hard drive (both are derived from hard disk drive). Hard disks use hard, metal platters for storing magnetic charges that represent data. Because the charges that are used to store your data don't go away even after your file is deleted or formatted, it is necessary to use a program that overwrites or wipes your hard drive in order to truly erase your data.
A rigid magnetic disk fixed within a disk drive and used for storing computer data. Hard disks offer considerably more storage and quicker access to data than floppy disks do.
The "file cabinet" of the machine. This is the memory that your computer will use to store the results from the programs (and to store those programs). Hard Disk is currently specified in Gigabytes (billions of characters). Single disk drives are currently from 6 Gigabytes to 40 Gigabytes, and you can usually have more than one disk drive in your computer (but, if this is your first computer, stick with just one drive).
A permanently installed, continuously spinning magnetic storage medium made up of one or more rigid disk platters. (Same as fixed disk; contrast with interchangeable disk.).
Rigid metal magnetic disk used for mass storage.
The part of a computer which stores files and software programs, also known as hard drive.
A hard disk (commonly known as a HDD (hard disk drive) or hard drive(HD) and formerly known as a fixed disk) is a non-volatile storage device which stores digitally encoded data on rapidly rotating platters with magnetic surfaces.