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hard disk

a computer data storage medium that consists of a rigid disk with an electromagnetic coating allowing information to be transcribed onto and from it. Permanently mounted in a dust-proof container, a hard disk has a storage capacity many times that of a diskette. Also called hard drive. Compare diskette.
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How well crews maintain their HDD units and keep them productive is often the difference between long-term profit and loss for contracting companies.
Table: Worldwide HDD Revenue by Form Factor and Consumption Category, 2013-2018 ($M)
The deal will enable Toshiba to produce HDDs for desktop personal computers, digital video recorders and other consumer appliances, expanding its product portfolio to supply products covering all segments of the HDD market, the company said.
will be given to the large PC manufacturers that drive HDD shipment volumes, as
Going forward, Toshiba aims to build on the consolidation to raise its share in the overall HDD market to over 20 percent by 2015.
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Through the acquisition, Toshiba intends to boost its competitive edge in the HDD business as market competition has intensified among the top six HDD makers of the United States, Japan and South Korea.