American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A rigid magnetic disk fixed permanently within a drive unit and used for storing computer data. Hard disks generally offer more storage and quicker access to data than floppy disks do.
- n. computing One of a series of parallel magnetic recording disks in a drive unit, used for the recording and retrieval of digital information; used especially in personal computers.
- n. computing The unit itself, and all the disks within it.
- n. a rigid magnetic disk mounted permanently in a drive unit
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“Flash-based memory is still too expensive to be a data center's primary storage technology, but solid-state disks may ultimately replace mechanical hard disk drives, says Hitachi Data Systems 'CTO”
“SSD could ultimately replace hard disk drives, Hitachi CTO says”
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