A hard disk drive and controller on an expansion card. Unlike most disk drives that are either external to the computer or fit in one of the disk drive bays, a hard card slips into an expansion slot. Hard cards are often faster than conventional disk drives, and easier to install. Their storage capacities, however, are more limited.
- hard coded
Unchangeable. Hard-coded features are built into the hardware or software in such a way that they cannot be modified.
- hard copy
A printout of data stored in a computer. It is considered hard because it exists physically on paper, whereas a soft copy exists only electronically.
- hard cut
In video editing, hard cut is the change from one scene to another without any transition effects in between.
- Hard Disk
A magnetic disk on which you can store computer data. The term hard is used to distinguish it from a soft, or floppy, disk. Hard disks hold more data and are faster than floppy disks. A hard disk, for example, can store anywhere from 10 to more than 100 gigabytes, whereas most floppies have a […]
- Hard Disk Drive
Hard disk drives (also called hard drives or disk drives) is the mechanism that reads and writes data on a hard disk. Hard disk drives (HDDs) for PCs generally have seek times of about 12 milliseconds or less. Many disk drives improve their performance through a technique called caching. There are several interface standards for […]