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write protection

[′rīt prə‚tek·shən]
(computer science)
Any procedure used to prevent writing on storage media.
Any software technique that allows a computer program to read from any area in storage but not to write outside its own area.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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They feature block write-protection, one million endurance cycles, 100-year data retention and ESD protection of 4000 V.
When executed, the write-protection function secures the hard drive so that it cannot be physically altered in any way.
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* Use write-protection hardware systems for hard disks.