When a program stops running completely and unexpectedly, often due to external events, e.g. the CPU overheating or an unrecoverable memory error.
See also disk crash.
noun 1. money that is backed by gold reserves and is readily convertible into foreign currencies.
noun, Australian Informal. 1. hard work; a difficult task.
- Hard disk drive
storage (HDD) A disk drive used to read and write hard disks. (1995-03-14)
noun 1. a disk drive containing a hard disk. noun 1. (computing) (on a computer) the mechanism that handles the reading, writing, and storage of data on the hard disk hard drive A disk drive that reads data stored on hard disks. Also called hard disk drive. The bulk of the memory of a personal […]