fixed disk


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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.g., 240 milliseconds is a fast access time for CD-ROM).
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.
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.
Models are available with a range of storage capacities from either fixed disks or hot-swappable removable drives.
After installation, the system does a one-time scan of the fixed disks to build up its checksum list.
Different versions have different features, view system memory in different ways and format fixed disks differently.