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 […]
- hard disk loading
A type of software piracy that occurs when hardware dealers; brick-and-mortar or Internet vendors, install an unauthorized copy of commercial software onto a computer system. In many cases consumers will not receive any manuals or original CD of the software but the hardware dealer may charge for the illegal software in the total system purchase […]
- hard disk type
A number that indicates important features of a hard disk, such as the number of platters and cylinders. However, the numbering scheme has broken down over the last few years and is no longer used by most disk drive manufacturers.