disc vs disk : Common Errors in English

About disc vs disk

“Compact disc” is spelled with a “C” because that’s how its inventorsdecided it should be rendered; but a computer hard disk is spelled witha “K” In modern technologicalcontexts, “disks” usually reproduce data magnetically, while “discs” (CD-ROMs, DVDs, etc.) reproduce it “optically,” with lasers.

disc Meaning(s)

  • (n) sound recording consisting of a disk with a continuous groove; used to reproduce music by rotating while a phonograph needle tracks in the groove
  • (n) something with a round shape resembling a flat circular plate
  • (n) (computer science) a memory device consisting of a flat disk covered with a magnetic coating on which information is stored
  • (n) a flat circular plate

disk Meaning(s)

  • (n) something with a round shape resembling a flat circular plate
  • (n) a flat circular plate
  • (n) sound recording consisting of a disk with a continuous groove; used to reproduce music by rotating while a phonograph needle tracks in the groove
  • (n) (computer science) a memory device consisting of a flat disk covered with a magnetic coating on which information is stored
  • (v) draw a harrow over (land)

disc in News

  1. Austine hosts first deaf disc golf championship

    BRATTLEBORO -- The first New England Deaf Disc Golf Junior Championship was held at Vermont Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Inc.’s own 9-hole course on a beautiful May 31 day.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Brattleboro Reformer

  2. St. Charles County opens disc golf course at Indian Camp Creek Park

    The St. Charles County Parks Department will unveil its new 18-hole disc golf course on June 15 and 16.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch

  3. Avid revamps the BB7 disc brake

    Avid has given the venerable BB7 disc brake a bit of a facelift, adding lighter stainless steel hardware and giving the brake a shiny black anodized finish. The updated BB7S uses the same stainless hardware introduced for the BB7 Road SL last fall. The BB7s also comes with Avid’s HS1 rotor. The construction and mechanics of this cable-actuated disc brake remain unchanged. The BB7S still has a ...
    on June 12, 2013 Source: BikeRadar

disk in News

  1. ExaGrid Named ‘Disk Based Product of the Year’ at Annual Storage Awards 2013

    ExaGrid Systems, Inc. , the leader in scalable and cost-effective disk-based backup solutions with data deduplication, announced today that it has been named ‘Disk Based Product of the Year: Small/Midrange’ at the Annual Storage Awards 2013 ceremony on June 6th 2013 in London, reinforcing its world class technology and performance.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance

  2. Combined ExaGrid Disk Backup and Veeam Software Solution Offers Effective Instant VM Recovery, ...

    Leading IT analyst firm validates that ExaGrid-Veeam integration can instantly recover VMs in minutes, thanks to ExaGrid's unique landing zone technology London – ExaGrid Systems, Inc. (www.exagrid.com), the leader in scalable and cost-effective disk-based backup solutions with data deduplication, announced today that leading IT analyst firm Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) has validated ...
    on June 11, 2013 Source: ThomasNet

  3. Worldwide External Disk Storage Systems Factory Revenue Declines for the First Time Since 2009, According to IDC

    Worldwide external disk storage systems factory revenues posted a year-over-year decline of -0.9%, totaling just over $5.9 billion, in the first quarter of 2013 , according to the International Data Corporation Worldwide Quarterly Disk Storage Systems Tracker.
    on June 7, 2013 Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance

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