drive vs disk : Common Errors in English

About drive vs disk

A hard drive and a hard disk are much the same thing; but when it comes to removable computer media, the drive is the machinery that turns and reads the disk. Be sure not to ask for a drive when all you need is a disk.

drive Meaning(s)

  • (n) the act of applying force to propel something
  • (n) a mechanism by which force or power is transmitted in a machine
  • (n) a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end
  • (n) a road leading up to a private house
  • (n) the trait of being highly motivated
  • (n) hitting a golf ball off of a tee with a driver
  • (n) the act of driving a herd of animals overland
  • (n) a journey in a vehicle (usually an automobile)
  • (n) a physiological state corresponding to a strong need or desire
  • (n) (computer science) a device that writes data onto or reads data from a storage medium
  • (n) a wide scenic road planted with trees
  • (n) (sports) a hard straight return (as in tennis or squash)
  • (v) operate or control a vehicle
  • (v) travel or be transported in a vehicle
  • (v) cause someone or something to move by driving
  • (v) force into or from an action or state, either physically or metaphorically
  • (v) to compel or force or urge relentlessly or exert coercive pressure on, or motivate strongly
  • (v) cause to move back by force or influence
  • (v) compel somebody to do something, often against his own will or judgment
  • (v) push, propel, or press with force
  • (v) cause to move rapidly by striking or throwing with force
  • (v) strive and make an effort to reach a goal
  • (v) move into a desired direction of discourse
  • (v) have certain properties when driven
  • (v) work as a driver
  • (v) move by being propelled by a force
  • (v) urge forward
  • (v) proceed along in a vehicle
  • (v) strike with a driver, as in teeing off
  • (v) hit very hard, as by swinging a bat horizontally
  • (v) excavate horizontally
  • (v) cause to function by supplying the force or power for or by controlling
  • (v) hunting: search for game
  • (v) hunting: chase from cover into more open ground

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)

drive in News

  1. Drive-by shooting causes panic in Augusta neighborhood

    After a drive-by shooting last week almost hits a 4-year-old in a car, neighbors say enough is enough.
    on June 15, 2013 Source: News 12 Augusta

  2. The drive-in movie turns 80 and Macy’s keeps you sane

    The drive-in movie turns 80 years old this summer, and Macy’s is here to help us celebrate. Show up at the department store’s parking lot at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, June 25 for an evening of family-friendly fun, including activities and treats of the carnival variety.
    on June 15, 2013 Source: Orlando Weekly

  3. Drive Shaft Repair Issues Now Solved for DIY Installers by

    Drive shaft repair issues are now solved for DIY installations courtesy of the company. New partnerships with automotive supply companies are now helping this retailer to provide better discounts for drive shaft assemblies and related parts. (PRWeb June 13, 2013) Read the full story at
    on June 14, 2013 Source: PRWeb

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. (, 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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