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disk drive

a computer device containing a disk that spins at high speeds that allows magnetic impulses to be written onto and read from the electromagnetic surface. Most computers contain a hard disk drive, a compact disk-read only memory (CD-ROM) drive, a CD-R, CD-RW and DVD, DVD-R or DVD-RW, and one or more diskette drives.
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Referring to SAS disc drives, Craig Butler at IBM states, "The drives will become standard on servers by 2006".
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5" SFF hard disc drive at NAB, Spring 2005, slated for April 18 - 21, 2005 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV.
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