disk drive


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    • n disk drive computer hardware that holds and spins a magnetic or optical disk and reads and writes information on it
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In literature:

This slide is carried on the crank-pin, I, fastened to the disk, J, attached to the driving shaft, A.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 344, August 5, 1882" by Various
They not only propel, but at the same time drive the water over the lower surface of the disk.
"Chambers' Edinburgh Journal" by Various
But many storm-rent clouds were still driving across the heavens, and the sailing disk of the moon had not pierced through them.
"Saga of Halfred the Sigskald" by Felix Dahn
The peasant drives over the mountain roads in a ponderous ox-cart, with two clumsy disks of wood for wheels.
"Spanish Highways and Byways" by Katharine Lee Bates

In news:

The original Mac dumped the 5-inch disk for a 3.5-inch floppy, and the first iMac was one of the first desktops without a floppy disk drive.
Few know the ins and outs of being a key part of the storage industry without selling a single disk drive or array.
Shipments of Hard- Disk Drives to Soar After Recovery From Thai Floods.
Pantelis Alexopoulos's Push for Slimmer Disk Drives.
See whats eating up hard drive space with Disk Aware.
Hard disk drives vs solid-state drives: Are SSDs finally worth the money.
Shipments of Hard-Disk Drives to Soar After Recovery From Thai Floods.
Disk-Drive Stocks Sag As Hutchinson Warns On Weak Demand.
Although production of hard-disk drives is rapidly recovering from the catastrophic Thailand floods that occurred last October, average selling prices are not expected to decline to pre-disaster levels until 2014, according to IHS.
Hard Disk Drives Turn the Heat Up on Storage Capacities.
Disk drive tech may aid farming.
PGP allows you to encrypt the files on your hard drive, encrypt messages to be sent to others, completely wipe files from your hard disk, and digitally sign documents so people can verify they're from you.
Avastor introduced a new line of SDX portable hard disk drives for the professional and prosumer markets.
Avastor, a manufacturer of AV storage solutions, introduced a new line of SDX portable hard disk drives for the professional and prosumer markets.
As a storage technology pacesetter, the company produces reliable, high-performance hard disk drives and solid state drives.

In science:

The non-axisymmetric velocities that a bar drives in surrounding gas are proportional to the mass of the bar, while the mass of the halo is limited by the overall rotation curve and the masses of bar and disk.
Dark Matter in Galaxies: Conference Summary
Both will need a well-regulated supply of gas being fed into the nuclear region of a galaxy from its disk, and both can be expected to be correlated with agents capable of driving such in flow.
Fueling and morphology of central starbursts
In both cases, the amount of fuel is the same, the gas from the disk of one (or two) galaxy, and a bar drives the gas towards the center.
Secular Evolution of Galaxies
Such toroidal field will exert a pressure gradient force towards the disk mid-plane (in addition to the pressure gradients that drives outflows away from the disk) as well as towards the protostar(s).
Outflows and Jets from Collapsing Magnetized Cloud Cores
Both, the jet and the large scale outflow, are launched at different disk heights by different driving mechanisms (see text).
Outflows and Jets from Collapsing Magnetized Cloud Cores
This result is important because bars transfer angular momentum outward in the disk, and so can drive gas into the central regions before merger.
Galaxy Collisions - Dawn of a New Era
Tidal mixing is similar to collisional splash effects, where direct collisions between gas disks drive gas out of both disks, and both disks experience later fallback.
Galaxy Collisions - Dawn of a New Era
This influences the dynamics in the disks, allows efficient redist ribution of angular momentum, and can drive gas to the center (as do interactions) which can trigger a starburst, sometimes in a spectacular ring (Falcon–Barroso, Allard).
Island Universes
They tend to operate on bodies with masses between lunar and a few Earth masses, and drive the bodies rapidly inward (on timescales short compared with the disk lifetime).
Planetesimals To Brown Dwarfs: What is a Planet?
The disk viscosity that drives all this is rather poorly understood, so this topic remains one of active research.
Planetesimals To Brown Dwarfs: What is a Planet?
Disks of planetesimals can also drive orbital modification.
Planetesimals To Brown Dwarfs: What is a Planet?
Step distribution from the driving function for the Ising model on disk radius 253.
SLE in the three-state Potts model - a numerical study
It seems that the ratio of L(UV)/L(Xray) in those sources can be explained by a high-mass wind that drives material almost in parallel to the central disk surface.
Conference Summary: The Central Engine of Active Galactic Nuclei
Material from this disk probably drives the T Tau S jet and the large molecular outflow (Edwards & Snell 198 2; Levreault et al. 1988; Moriarty-Schieven et al. 1992).
Low Mass Star Formation in the Taurus-Auriga Clouds
If this is the case, disk dissipation could substantially contribute to driving outflows.
General Relativistic MHD Jets