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Hard disk drive

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  1. (HDD), commonly referred to as a hard drive, hard disk, or fixed disk drive, is a non-volatile storage device which stores digitally encoded data on rapidly rotating platters with magnetic surfaces

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  2. Strictly speaking, "drive" refers to a device distinct from its medium, such as a tape drive and its tape, or a floppy disk drive and its floppy disk

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  3. Early HDDs had removable media

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  4. HDDs (introduced in 1956 as data storage for an IBM accounting computer) were originally developed for use with general purpose computers

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  5. however, an HDD today is typically a sealed unit (except for a filtered vent hole to equalize air pressure) with fixed media

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