disk drive

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • 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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Usage

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
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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.
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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
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