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fixed disk

[¦fikst ′disk]
(computer science)
A disk drive that permanently holds the disk platters.

fixed disk

(storage)
A hard disk which is not a removable disk.

fixed disk

A non-removable hard disk such as is found in most computers. Programs and data are copied to and from the fixed disk. See hard disk and magnetic disk.
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The slower retrieval speed when compared to that of a fixed disk is also a problem for some users (e.
Nearline storage libraries are redundant by design and less costly per MB than fixed disk solutions.
Sometimes, it is almost like the fixed disk bigots (trying to wipe out tape) are beginning to sound like the "optical bigots of old.
Companies can tailor their computing resources to fit their exact needs, accessing the same files from either environment--on fixed disk, CD-ROM, or WORM drives.
GOETTINGEN, Germany -- The well-known CD/DVD emulator copies DVDs and CDs with efficient data compression onto the fixed disk of a PCs or server.
During the installation process, SearchExpress checks to see that the system has at least 500 Kilobytes of free fixed disk space before it allows intallation to proceed.
US Modular CompactFlash(TM) Cards support PIO Modes 0-4 and DMA Modes 0-2, as well as fixed disk configurations.
An ILM-based hierarchy demonstrates the complementary roles that fixed disk and tape play in helping organizations to reduce the total cost of ownership of storage by effectively prioritizing and matching backup and recovery speeds to the proper class of storage.
The cooling system is uniquely designed for high processing CPUs, onboard fixed disk storage and RAM with two cooling fans sitting along side the 6U cPCI card drawing air through a ventilation path from the front sucking cool air over the processor and board.