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When they were done downloading all the information off each hard drive, they took all the computers, all the literature, and loaded everything into a big white truck and left.
Sherman Austin

Meaning of "hard drive" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF HARD DRIVE

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF HARD DRIVE

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Hard drive is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES HARD DRIVE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

hard drive

Hard disk drive

A hard disk drive is a data storage device used for storing and retrieving digital information using rapidly rotating disks coated with magnetic material. An HDD retains its data even when powered off. Data is read in a random-access manner, meaning individual blocks of data can be stored or retrieved in any order rather than sequentially. An HDD consists of one or more rigid rapidly rotating disks with magnetic heads arranged on a moving actuator arm to read and write data to the surfaces. Introduced by IBM in 1956, HDDs became the dominant secondary storage device for general purpose computers by the early 1960s. Continuously improved, HDDs have maintained this position into the modern era of servers and personal computers. More than 200 companies have produced HDD units, though most current units are manufactured by Seagate, Toshiba and Western Digital. Worldwide revenues for HDD shipments are expected to reach US $33 billion in 2013, a decrease of approximately 12% from US $37.8 billion in 2012. The primary characteristics of an HDD are its capacity and performance.

Definition of hard drive in the English dictionary

The definition of hard drive in the dictionary is the mechanism that handles the reading, writing, and storage of data on the hard disk.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE HARD DRIVE

hard cider
hard coal
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hard currency
hard disk
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hard doer
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hard drug
hard feeling
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hard fern
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hard hat
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hard labour
hard landing
hard left

WORDS THAT END LIKE HARD DRIVE

all-wheel drive
all-wheel-drive
arrive
belt drive
disk drive
drink-drive
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fly-drive
four-wheel drive
front-wheel drive
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USB drive
worm drive

Synonyms and antonyms of hard drive in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «hard drive» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF HARD DRIVE

Find out the translation of hard drive to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of hard drive from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «hard drive» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

硬盘驱动器
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

disco duro
570 millions of speakers

English

hard drive
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

हार्ड ड्राइव
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

القرص الصلب
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

жесткий диск
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

disco rígido
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

হার্ড ড্রাইভ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

disque dur
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Cakera keras
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Festplatte
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ハード·ドライブ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

하드 드라이브
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Hard drive
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

ổ đĩa cứng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

வன்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

हार्ड ड्राइव्ह
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

sabit sürücü
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

disco rigido
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

dysk twardy
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

жорсткий диск
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

hard disk
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

σκληρό δίσκο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

hardeskyf
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

hårddisk
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

harddisk
5 millions of speakers

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about hard drive

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QUOTES WITH «HARD DRIVE»

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Sherman Austin
When they were done downloading all the information off each hard drive, they took all the computers, all the literature, and loaded everything into a big white truck and left.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «HARD DRIVE»

Discover the use of hard drive in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to hard drive and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Hard Drive: Bill Gates and the Making of the Microsoft Empire
Chronicles the career of "Chairman Bill" Gates, the computer whiz kid who commands the powerful Microsoft computer software empire.
James Wallace, Jim Erickson, 1993
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Hard Drive
When a computer programmer at Artelligence warns his superiors that a simple virus could infect their revolutionary Master Voice program, no one believes him until it is too late
David Pogue, 1995
3
Hard Drive!: As the Disc Turns
Hard Drive! is a fascinating novel that tells the story of Seagate Technology as a Silicon Valley startup company, facing countless technical and business challenges.
Gordon Hughes, 2007
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Hard Disk Drive: Mechatronics and Control
By comparing various design approaches for both single- and dual-stage servomechanisms, the book shows the relative pros and cons of each approach. Numerous examples and figures clarify and illustrate the discussion.
Abdullah Al Mamun, GuoXiao Guo, Chao Bi, 2006
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Hard Drive to Short
Shortstop Sandy makes the error of not telling fellow players why he leaves ballgames early and alienates them further by excluding them from his friendship with an older boy.
Matt Christopher, 2009
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Understanding Computers: Today and Tomorrow, Comprehensive
memory to reduce the number of times the hard disks in a hybrid hard drive need to be read, hybrid hard drives can also use the flash memory to temporarily store (cache) data to be written to the hard disks, which can further extend the battery ...
Deborah Morley, Charles Parker, 2012
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The Laptop Hard Drive Replacement Guide
The Laptop Hard Drive Replacement Guide contains all the information one would need to prepare, remove and replace a laptops hard drive confidently. This task in the past has proved to be quite daunting; this guide reveals the secrets and ...
Kajoku
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Pro Tools for Music Production: Recording, Editing and Mixing
A common question is 'Can you use the internal hard drive to record audio?' The short answer is 'Yes – but do so at your peril!' There are several reasons why this is generally not a good idea. When you work with digital audio your hard drive ...
Mike Collins, 2004
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200 Ways to Revive a Hard Drive
F. Keith Johnson. "invalid drive specification" or "disk 0" errors, cold boot the machine and enter CMOS setup. Make sure the disk controller (whether it is IDE or SCSI) is enabled. Set it to AutoDetect if it is an IDE drive. Set the correct SCSI ...
F. Keith Johnson
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Mac OS X Snow Leopard: The Missing Manual: The Missing Manual
The Erase & Install Option If Mac OS X version 10.0 through 10.5-point-anything is on your hard drive, the Snow Leopard installer can neatly nip and tuck its software code, turning it into version 10.6. Everything remains just as you had it: your ...
David Pogue, 2009

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «HARD DRIVE»

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Hacking Team spyware rootkit: Even a new HARD DRIVE wouldn't …
Hacking Team RCS spyware came pre-loaded with an UEFI ( Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) BIOS rootkit to hide itself on infected ... «The Register, Jul 15»
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1TB PS4 is still not enough; Upgrade to a 2TB hard drive now
It's really not a bad bundle for people that don't already have a PS4 to call their own; the PS4 originally shipped with a 500GB hard drive, which ... «Random Nerds, Jul 15»
3
External hard drive problems, can't find a solution matching my issue
This question is in regard to an external WD hard drive. It is a WD my passport 2TB. I have read online about possible issues but can't seem to ... «Tom's Hardware, Jul 15»
4
OS and Hard Drive Swapping Question
The only problem is that I have to switch the SATA power and connector cords to the hard drive I'm using. I don't have both of them hooked up ... «Tom's Hardware, Jul 15»
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Upgrade the PS4 hard drive with a Nyko Data Bank
Players can purchase a 2 terabyte solid state drive for $4,000; they can pick up a regular 2TB hard drive for about $100; or they can just solve ... «Chico Enterprise-Record, Jul 15»
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Hard Drive error - Please insert disk into removable disk (Solved)
I have a Hard Drive and when I insert it into any usb port, it sorta works. My computer installed it and all but when I enter My Computer it shows ... «Tom's Hardware, Jul 15»
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Daily Deals: Cheap Movie Tickets, The Best Xbox One Hard Drive
Note: the Armed Forces controller bundle is out of stock. I've reached out to Amazon to see what the deal is. Get a 500GB Xbox One with Halo ... «IGN, Jul 15»
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3 TB external hard drive for $87
I was a mechanical engineer in the 1980s. I was a quality assurance engineer and a development engineer in the disk drive industry. My first ... «Boing Boing, Jul 15»
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Your hard drive is crowded with freeloading files, let this app help …
Disk Analyzer Pro is designed to make it as easy as possible to cut through the clutter and finally get your hard drive (if not your house) in order. «Cult of Mac, Jul 15»
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Man finds stolen hard drive with photos of wedding, family vacation
Photos of a wedding, a family vacation and an antique car all found on a stolen hard drive. Now, FOX 12 may have learned who they might ... «KPTV.com, Jul 15»

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