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landing zone

[′land·iŋ ‚zōn]
(computer science)
The data-free area on the surface of a hard disk over which the read-write head comes to rest when the computer is shut off and the disk stops rotating.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

landing zone

A safe non-data area on a hard disk used for parking the read/write head. See load/unload ramp.
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