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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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SmartDisk Corporation is a joint venture of Fischer International Systems Corporation (FISC) and Toshiba Corporation formed to develop, manufacture, market and distribute patented devices that provide simple, innovative solutions to advance and enhance the use of miniature storage media and smart cards.
SmartDisk is leading the way by offering their customers the most innovative miniature storage media and smart card solutions on the market with the greatest level of security available.
SmartDisk Corporation, a company focused on providing simple, innovative solutions that advance and enhance the use of miniature storage media and smart cards, today announced it has entered into a strategic alliance with Hitachi Software Engineering, the largest subsidiary of Hitachi Ltd.

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