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disc

[disk]
(astronomy)

DISC

[disk]
(engineering)

disc

disc
disc
i. The imaginary surface swept by the rotor blades during their rotation.
ii. That portion of the compressor or the turbine to which blades are attached.

disc

(storage, spelling)
British spelling of "disk", normally only used for "compact disc".

disc

An alternate spelling for disk with a "k." Some computer manufacturers use this spelling for magnetic disks, but "disc" usually refers to optical media, such as CDs and DVDs.

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Disc ("c") refers to pure optical media, and disk ("k") refers to magnetic hard disks and floppy disks as well as to disks that use a combination of magnetic and optical technologies (see magneto-optic disk).
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The RMD-5100-S delivers access times significantly faster than other magneto-optic drives, and faster than many fixed magnetic disks, making the drive more than adequate as a primary storage device.
Systems using rewritable magnetic disks cannot provide the same level of audit trail verification as true Write Once media and are challenged to meet archival storage regulations that demand stringent data authentication.
Conventional magnetic disks store data in bits on the surface.
But with the use of a hierarchical storage server-high-speed magnetic disks for fast active-file access and optical disks for long-term file storage-the impossible has come true.