drive vs disk :

drive or 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.

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Definitions

  • n  the act of applying force to propel something
    after reaching the desired velocity the drive is cut off
  • n  a mechanism by which force or power is transmitted in a machine
    a variable speed drive permitted operation through a range of speeds
  • n  a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end
    the team was ready for a drive toward the pennant
  • n  a road leading up to a private house
    they parked in the driveway
  • n  the trait of being highly motivated
    his drive and energy exhausted his co-workers
  • n  hitting a golf ball off of a tee with a driver
    he sliced his drive out of bounds
  • n  the act of driving a herd of animals overland
  • n  a journey in a vehicle (usually an automobile)
    he took the family for a drive in his new car
  • 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
    the riverside drive offers many exciting scenic views
  • n  (sports) a hard straight return (as in tennis or squash)
  • v  operate or control a vehicle
    drive a car or bus
    Can you drive this four-wheel truck?
  • 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
    He drives me mad
  • v  to compel or force or urge relentlessly or exert coercive pressure on, or motivate strongly
    She is driven by her passion
  • 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
    drive the ball far out into the field
  • v  strive and make an effort to reach a goal
  • v  move into a desired direction of discourse
  • v  have certain properties when driven
    My new truck drives well
  • v  work as a driver
    He drives a bread truck
    She drives for the taxi company in Newark
  • v  move by being propelled by a force
  • v  urge forward
    drive the cows into the barn
  • v  proceed along in a vehicle
    We drive the turnpike to work
  • v  strike with a driver, as in teeing off
    drive a golf ball
  • v  hit very hard, as by swinging a bat horizontally
    drive a ball
  • v  excavate horizontally
    drive a tunnel
  • v  cause to function by supplying the force or power for or by controlling
    The amplifier drives the tube
    steam drives the engines
    this device drives the disks for the computer
  • v  hunting: search for game
    drive the forest
  • v  hunting: chase from cover into more open ground
    drive the game

  • n  something with a round shape resembling a flat circular plate
    the moon's disk hung in a cloudless sky
  • 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)
News & Articles


  • Quantum Grows Lattus Object Storage Disk Archive Line
    When Quantum unveiled Lattus , the company's line of disk-based Big Data archiving systems, in November, it carried a big business price tag. The company announced on Nov. 13 that when its 500 TB Lattus-X storage system went on the following month, it would cost $675,000.
    June 22, 2013 - Enterprise Storage Forum
  • Yankees’ Kevin Youkilis out 10-12 weeks with herniated disk
    Third baseman Kevin Youkilis will be out 10-12 weeks after surgery for a herniated disk, the Yankees announced Tuesday. Youkilis could finish the season — and his one-year, $12 million contract — on the disabled list.
    June 18, 2013 - Sports Illustrated
  • Youkilis to miss 10-12 weeks with herniated disk
    Third baseman Kevin Youkilis will be out 10-12 weeks after surgery for a herniated disk, the Yankees announced Tuesday. Youkilis could finish the season — and his one-year, $12 million contract — on the disabled list.
    June 18, 2013 - Sports Illustrated