Definition of Magnetic disk
1. Noun. (computer science) a memory device consisting of a flat disk covered with a magnetic coating on which information is stored.
Specialized synonyms: Diskette, Floppy, Floppy Disk, Fixed Disk, Hard Disc, Hard Disk
Generic synonyms: Memory Device, Storage Device
Category relationships: Computer Science, Computing
Derivative terms: Diskette
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Literary usage of Magnetic disk
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1. Practical physics by Robert Andrews Millikan, Henry Gordon Gale, Willard R. Pyle (1922)
"North pole of disk is face from which magnetic lines emerge ; south pole is face into which they enter were a flat magnetic disk whose boundary is the wire, ..."
2. A History of the Personal Computer: The People and the Technology by Roy A. Allan (2001)
"In early 1952, IBM established an advanced research development laboratory in San Jose, California that began looking at magnetic disk storage as an ..."
3. U. S. Industrial Outlook, 1994: Business Forecasts for 350 Industries (1994)
"Although US companies have a strong position in the rigid-disk-drive market, the United States suffers from a trade deficit in magnetic disk drives that ..."
4. National Critical Technologies Report 1995 by DIANE Publishing Company (1995)
"Overall, the United States has a slight technology lead in data storage technology including a lead in rigid magnetic disk drives, the largest segment of ..."
5. Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States: Annotated for Statistical ...edited by Stephen Koplan, Deanna Tanner Okun edited by Stephen Koplan, Deanna Tanner Okun (2006)
"8471.49.50 Storage units, entered with the rest of a of Quantity General system J Free magnetic disk drive units: 10 For a disk of a diameter exceeding 21 ..."
6. Measurements for Competitiveness in Electronics (1994)
"Unfortunately, play back rates for even the fastest magnetic disk drives are about 20 to 40 times too slow to achieve this rate. Playback rates for optical ..."