- A computer peripheral which reads data from, and writes data to, a disk. It is an electromechanical device that incorporates a motor which spins one or more disks very rapidly, has one or more heads to read/write data, plus the related connectors, wires, and so on. Each type of disk has its own type of drive, and these include hard disk drives, floppy disk drives, and DVD drives. Also known as disk unit.
- synonym disk unit
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