hard drive

hard drive UK US noun [C] (also hard disk) IT
a disk on which a large amount of information can be stored and used by a computer or other piece of electronic equipment: »

a computer/laptop/PC hard drive


internal/external/removable hard drive

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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