Hard drives

What is a Hard drive?

    • A hard disk drive is a data storage device used for storing and retrieving digital information using rapidly rotating disks coated with magnetic material. An HDD retains its data even when powered off.



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HDDs were introduced in 1956 as data storage. were developed for use with general-purpose main fraime and minicomputers.In 1962 IBM introduced the model 1311 disk drive, which was about the size of a washing machine and stored two million characters on a removable disk pack.