The apparatus that reads information stored on a floppy disk, compact disk or DVD.
The device that reads from and writes to a floppy disk or hard disk. (Terms, Gr. K-3)
A device that holds a disk. The drive contains mechanical components that spin the disk and move the read/write heads that store and read information on the surface of the disk.
Often, this is a synonym for hard drive, but it can also refer to a floppy drive or any type of removable drive that uses magnetic media.
The part of a computer that reads and writes data onto either a floppy disk hard disk, or an optical disk (CD, CD-ROM, DVD, DVD-ROM, WORM, and so forth).
Device for storing data; means of communication between disk and central processor
The mechanism that rotates a disk past the read/write device (or head) inside a CPU.
Device for recording onto and reading from one type of computer storage disk—either a diskette, or hard disk. Varying sizes and types of disks are not interchangeable among disk drives.
A device that loads information from a disk into the memory of the computer and saves information from the memory of the computer onto a disk.
A mechanism designed to store and retrieve information on a floppy disk.
n. A diskette drive or a hard disk drive (as opposed to a CD-ROM drive).
A physical device that reads from or writes to disks. Disk drives are referenced by letters, typically A: for the first floppy-disk drive, B: for the second floppy-disk drive, C: for the first fixed-disk drive, D: for the second fixed-disk drive, and so on. Each drive (whether physical or logical) on an operating system is assigned a unique letter to distinguish it from other drives.
The electromechanical device that moves the disk or diskette to read from or write to it.
the mechanical apparatus, consisting of a shaft and motor for rotating the disk, and a magnetizing head for reading/writing the disk.
noun: a device that reads storage media
A peripheral storage device that reads and writes magnetic or optical disks. Three common types of disk drives are :floppy-disk drive, hard-disk drives, and compact disc drives.
The device that reads data from or writes data to a disk.
The apparatus that reads information stored on a disk. Most PC's are equipped with a drive that can read from floppy disksfloppy (3.5") disks, though some new PC's no longer come with them equipped. Most are also equipped with a CD-ROM drive.
A permanent storage device with magnetic heads that ead information on a diskette and writes information to a diskette.
The mechanism designed to read and write data and programs on a diskette or hard drive.
A device used to read from and store information to disks.
The device that reads from and writes to a floppy disk, CD-ROM or hard disk.
a device, but /cygdrive/c is not a disk-drive
a device on which floppy disks, CD-ROMs, or disk packs can be inserted or mounted to store and retrieve information
a device that can store information by making electrical imprints on a magnetic surface
a device that lets the computer read and write information from the pack
a device that reads data from a disk, such as a computer disk, Zip disk, or CD
a machine that allows data to be read from a disk or written on a disk
a mechanism for rotating the disk and reading or writing data
an electronic mechanism designed to read information from and write information to computer disks
an input device when we read a program or data from a disk and load this into the computer's memory
an output device when a program or data are sent from the memory and are copied onto the disk for storage
a slot in your computer that you put your disk to read and write to a floppy disk or CD
The equipment that a floppy disk is inserted into so that information may be stored on or retrieved from the disk.
Peripheral device that reads and writes information on disk. CP/M assigns a letter to each drive under its control. For example, CP/M may refer to the drives in a four-drive system as A, B, C, and D.
the device that writes and records information onto the disk
The basic storage device of a computer system.
The primary data storage device used by computers. Disk drives are used to record, store and retrieve digital information in a computer system.
A device in a computer that stores data on a removable media. Examples include items such as Floppy Disk, DVD Drive, CD Drive, and Zip Disk.
The mechanism in which a magnetic or optical disk is loaded in order to record or recover information on the disk's surface. It includes a motor to spin the disk at a very precise speed, and magnetically sensitive read and write heads mounted on movable pick up arms.
a device that reads from and writes to a disk.
A peripheral device that reads and/or writes information on a disk
An electromechanical device that reads from and writes to disks. The main components of a disk drive include a spindle on which the disk is mounted, a drive motor that spins the disk when the drive is in operation, one or more read/write heads, a second motor that positions the read/write head(s) over the disk, and controller circuitry that synchronizes read/write activities and transfers information to and from the computer. Two types of disk drives are in common use: floppy disk drives and hard disk drives. Floppy disk drives are designed to accept removable disks in either 5.25-inch or 3.5-inch format; hard disk drives are faster, high-capacity storage units that are completely enclosed in a protective case.
Electromechanical device which records and reads information to and from magnetic media (diskettes).
Virtually all computers come with a disk drive that can read and save information on portable diskettes, also called floppy disks. You can use floppy disks to save information or to load new software onto your computer.
See Hard Disk.
A recording or playback device which rotates a disk and records data onto it or retrieves data from it
Hardware used to read from or write to a disk or diskette.
This is the part of the computer that transfers the information of your floppy disk into the computer's memory, or transfers what is in the computer's memory onto your hard disk. This of this like a tape recorder that can play what is on the tape or can record music or words an put them on the tape. Disk drives come in two formats: a hard drive and a floppy drive.
A device used to retrieve and store data and programs on a disk.
Computer storage hardware that can read and write information on it.
a device that reads the information contained on a disk. The drive may be permanently installed inside the computer (hard disk drive) or contain a slot for entering the disk from outside the computer (floppy disk drive or compact disk drive).
This is the "hardware" or equipment that a floppy disk is inserted into. This piece of equipment "drives," or runs the information stored on the disk.
A peripheral device that reads and writes hard disks or floppy disks. Source: Foldoc: Free On-line Dictionary of Computing
hardware that contains the technology for storing and accessing data on a disk.
Storage hardware that reads and writes data using a disk.
A peripheral storage device containing a disk or disks on to which data can be stored and retrieved. Diskette drives, usually referred to as the A: drive, have the smallest storage capacity and are the slowest. Hard drives, usually called the C: drive are self-contained drives that have large storage capacities and fast data recall times. CD-ROM drives often called the D: drive, can be either external or internal and are often used to run entertainment and educational programs.
A device used to read data from and write data to a disk.
Hardware that rotates disks to read or write data. A device used for storing and retrieving information on disks. See also disk, floppy disk, hard drive.
A hardware device used to permanently store computer files. Two types are made. A floppy disk drive has small removable disks. A hard disk drive uses faster more delicate disks that are usually not removable.
A disk drive is the hardware that performs the basic operations on the hard disk, including rotating the disk, reading data from, or writing data to the disk.
accepts a 3.5" square disk inserted into your CPU one way to back up your files externally or install software less storage capacity than a CD-Rom
the part of a computer where the disk goes. This machinery actually reads what is on the disk.
A device that writes data to a magnetic disk and reads data from the disk. Think of a disk drive as being like a cassette recorder/player. Just as the cassette player can record sounds on a magnetic cassette tape and play back those sounds, a disk drive can record data on a magnetic disk and play back that data.
The mechanism that spins, writes data to, and reads data from a disk.
The most common form of secondary storage hardware device. A drive can read programs and data stored on diskettes or hard disks and transfer them to internal memory.
This refers to a hard drive, but it can also refer to a floppy drive or any type of removable drive on a computer.
A storage device (such as the computer's built-in hard disk, a floppy disk, a removable cartridge and optical disk drives) that 'reads' the information stored on disks.
A random access, mass-storage devices that saves and loads files to and from a floppy diskette.
The device that holds a disk, retrieves information from it, and stores information on it.
The motor that actually rotates the disk, plus the read/write heads and associated mechanisms, usually in a mountable housing. Sometimes used synonymously to mean the entire disk subsystem.
A hardware device which provides for the storage of data on diskettes or hard metal disks that have a magnetic coating. A disk drive functions by spinning at high speed while moving a device called the read/write head across the disk's surface in order to read or write data in magnetic code.
The unit that reads and writes data stored on a disk.
hardware that holds, reads from, and writes to computer disks
The mechanism that holds and spins a disk, reading and writing data to it.
A long term storage device using magnetic recording technology. Measured in terms of bytes, kilobytes, megabytes, and gigabytes, this is non-volatile memory; it is not lost when power is cut off.
A physical piece of hardware on which you store files. Drives are assigned a letter. For example, most users store their files on their hard disk, which is typically labeled "C". If you have an exceptionally big hard drive (30+ Gbs), you can split it up into different sections. Each section would then be assigned a drive letter.
A device that reads data from and writes data to disks.
The equipment that operates a hard or floppy disc.
A device containing motors, electronics and other gadgetry for storing (writing) and retrieving (reading) data on a disk. A hard disk drive is one which is generally not removable from the machine. A floppy disk drive accepts removable disk cartridges.
Storage area on computers. All information on a computer is stored on a disk drive of some kind. All computers will have at least one disk drive, which is a permanent storage area.
The mechanical system which spins a floppy disk at high speed and applies a magnetic head immediately above the surface of the disk for information access. In some computers the disk drives are built into the chassis. in others they are supplied as separate, free- standing-units connected by ribbon cable. A typical disk drive provides 150-300K of storage.
the machinery that writes the data from a disk and/or writes data to a disk.
A device which provides data storage via interchangeable (floppy) disks, or fixed (hard) disks.