floppy disk vs hard disk : Common Errors in English

About floppy disk vs hard disk

Floppy disks have just about disappeared from the computer world, but even when they were common it was only in the early years that they were literally floppy. The fact that a 3 1/2"diskette is enclosed in a hard plastic case should not lead you to callit a “hard disk.” That’s a high-capacity storage medium like the maindisk inside your computer on which your programs, operating system, anddata are stored.See also .

floppy disk Meaning(s)

  • (n) a small plastic magnetic disk enclosed in a stiff envelope with a radial slit; used to store data or programs for a microcomputer

hard disk Meaning(s)

  • (n) a rigid magnetic disk mounted permanently in a drive unit

floppy disk in News

  • We Need a Better Symbol for the Concept of Saving Stuff

    When I was reviewing Samsung’s Galaxy S4 smartphone back in April, I noticed that some of its apps used an icon of a floppy disk to represent the concept of saving data, even though smartphones never had floppy drives. Lots of other apps and services still sport floppy icons, of course, even though it’s been 15 years or so since floppy disks were essential equipment, and around a decade since PC ...
    on June 21, 2013 Source: Techland

hard disk in News

  1. Ultra-Thin And Hybrid HDDs Provide Options For Mobile Devices

    At the 2013 Computex Conference in Taiwan Seagate joined Western Digital with a 5-mm thick 2.5-inch 500 GB hard disk drive. These HDDs are thinner than conventional 2.5-inch HDDs for notebook computers, which are 7-mm and 9.5-mm thickness. At a suggested selling price of $89 the Seagate ultra-thin drive offers storage capacity at $0.18/GB, more than 3X less expensive than a solid state drive ...
    on June 11, 2013 Source: Forbes

  2. Intel® Solid-State Drive Data Center S3500 Series Gives Cloud Computing Major Boost

    NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--CLOUD COMPUTING EXPO -- Intel Corporation today announced the Intel® Solid-State Drive DC S3500 Series, its latest solid-state drive (SSD) for data centers and cloud computing. Designed for read-intensive applications such as Web hosting, cloud computing and data center virtualization, the Intel DC S3500 Series is an ideal replacement for traditional hard disk drives ...
    on June 11, 2013 Source: Business Wire

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