1. [syn: hard disc, hard disk, fixed disk]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
magnetic disc \magnetic disc\, magnetic disk \magnetic disk\n.
A ditical memory device consisting of a flat disk covered
with a magnetic coating on which information is stored; a
hard disk, floppy disk, and diskette are typically
Syn: disk, disc.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a rigid magnetic disk mounted permanently in a drive unit
[syn: hard disc, hard disk, fixed disk]
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):
(In contrast to floppy disk) A magnetic disk
data storage device where the disks are rigid and fixed to a
central axle. They are usually packaged with associated
read/write heads and electronics. Most hard disks are
permanently connected to the drive (fixed disks) though there
are also removable hard disks.
See magnetic disk.