Enclosed disk drive that contains one or more metallic disks for data storage. A hard disk has many times the capacity of a diskette.
The computer's main information storage disk, conventionally designated the drive letter C: on computers running a Windows operating system.
Hardware used to read from or write to a hard disk. See: disk, disk drive.
The main storage device of a computer. They are the fastest and have the greatest storage space among storing media. Most are stationary (non-removable), but some companies make removable hard drive disks as well.
Magnetic discs which are used as a backing storage system.
This accessory provides additional memory for printing jobs, which allows larger jobs to be stored and printed, or for other functions as mentioned.
A type of magnetic disk storage, a platter on which data can be encoded and stored, and the primary computer storage device. Developed by IBM in 1956, today's hard disks provide fast retrieval because they rotate constantly at high speed, from 3,000 to 10,000 rpm, and can hold several gigabytes.
Mechanical deviced used to store imformation your computer needs to operate. Information is stored on spinning discs magnetically. ... more
Is a magnetic media storage device for recording digital information (like that used by computers or digital DVR video recorders).
The mechanism designed to read and write data and programs on a hard disk.
a device that can be used record and/or reproduce information
a device that stores data on one or more rotating magnetic disks to allow fast access to data
a given, though you do have some flexibility in how large the disk drive is
a mechanical device and will, eventually, fail
a non volatile data storage device that stores data on a magnetic surface layered onto hard disk platters
a storage device that consists of magnetic platters that spin like a record player, and magnetic pickup devices, called heads, that are like the needle of the record player
a type of storage device made up of hard disk platters , a spindle, read and write heads, read and write arms, electrical motors, and integrated electronics contained inside an airtight enclosure
This is the main storage unit inside computers. Hard disk drives range in size from about 8GB to 80GB.
A storage system consisting of one or more metal magnetic disks permanently sealed with an access mechanism inside its drive.
A magnetic data storage medium in a PC, on which all of the PC's software and data is stored. It is one of the most important components in a PC.
An electromechanical device used to store digital data on rotating disks.
(Also: Disk Drive, Hard Drive, Hard Disk) Mechanical device used to permanently store data. Uses magnetized metal particles to represent each data bit. Actual working mechanism is sealed inside a protective case to prevent dust infiltration which could damage data or cause premature mechanical failure.
An electromagnetic device used for long-term storage of software programs and the projects you create with them. Storage capacity is expressed in Gigabytes. (20GB, 40GB, etc.)
A high-capacity data storage and retrieval device that is located inside a computer platform. A hard disk drive stores data on nonremovable high-density magnetic media based on a predetermined format for retrieval by the system at a later date.
The mechanism that controls the positioning, reading, and writing of the hard disk, which furnishes the largest amount of data storage for the PC. Although the hard disk drive (often shortened to "hard drive") and the hard disk are not the same thing, they are packaged as a unit and so either term is sometimes used to refer to the whole unit.
A device that can store and retrieve information from metal disks permanently encased within it. A hard disk drive is usually installed inside your computer.
A device used to store data similar to floppy disks; however, hard disk drives use rigid metal disks which are encased permanently inside the drive.
A storage device that uses a set of rotating, magnetically coated disks called platters to store data or programs. In everyday use, the terms "hard disk," "hard disk drive," are all used interchangea ... more
The proper term for a hard drive. The "disk" is where information is written down, stored, and retrieved.
A storage device that can store hundreds of millions of characters or more.
Magnetic disk where computer's files can be stored, e.g. the operating system, software applications and data files. Hard disks can be internal or external, and may be partitioned into different drives. A hard disk can store anywhere from 20 Gb to more than 300 gigabytes.
(HDD) Hardware that stores software. The hard drive is the main storage device of all the storage hardware. Having the largest storage capacity, this incredible piece of hardware is what keeps the system alive.
See hard disk.
An internal storage device on a computer which accesses information faster than a floppy diskette.