hard disk

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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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Models are available with a range of storage capacities from either fixed disks or hot-swappable removable drives.
After installation, the system does a one-time scan of the fixed disks to build up its checksum list.