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platter

[′plad·ər]
(computer science)
One of the disks in a hard-disk drive or disk pack.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

platter

One of the disks in a hard disk drive. Each platter provides a top and bottom recording surface. There may be only one or several platters in a drive with each platter having its own pair of read/write heads. See magnetic disk.


A Lot of Platters
Although solid state drives (SSDs) have become mainstream, disk platters are likely to be spinning for quite a while. This earlier 5.25" drive with 14 platters held 9GB total. Today's disk drives have 700 times as much data in that same amount of platter space. (Image courtesy of Singapore Technologies.)







From Spinning Platters to Solid State
The tiny Microdrive is history, and hard disk drives will eventually follow suit. See Microdrive and microSD.
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The rotating platter consists of two disks joined with a pivot made of a 5/16-inch bolt.
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Many pubs nowadays serve up a hearty platter, but Bennetts goes the full whack by offering you a choice of four.
In an article published in 1993, Charles Platter threw down the gauntlet: "I think Bakhtin seriously underrates the complexity of Aristophanes" (209-10).
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The restaurant will offer diners a CocoMos platter with Italian food, a seafood platter and a champagne platter, which will be available for two people to share or for much larger parties.
As expected, in experiments with water or with viscous ethylene glycol, the spinning platter swirled the liquid above it to create whirlpools.
The question of whether the European Union should drop its arms embargo against China may have slipped down the agenda but Austria's Defence Minister Gunther Platter has served notice that it still lingers in the background.
With NCQ, the drive considers the location of the read/write head on the disc platter and determines the most efficient path for executing the commands, moving, like the elevator, to the command closest to the head and then to others in a similar fashion.
John and Erica Platter helped bring south African wine to the knowledge of the rest of the world with the country's first wine travel guide, and their Africa Uncorked, Travels In Extreme Wine Territory follows the idea of unusual African wines through Africa in a travelogue which journeys from Algeria to Madagascar and beyond.
This heavy-duty rotary table has a platter capacity (workpiece and fixture) up to 500 lb.
You can get it in a Guiltless Chicken Platter (with rice, corn on the cob, and veggies with Parmesan cheese).