What is disk?

  • (noun): A flat circular plate.
    Synonyms: disc
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on disk, disks:

HP 9000 - Workstation Models - Series 500
... with built-in keyboard, display, 5.25-inch floppy disk, and optional thermal printer and 5 MB hard disk ... The 540 was a 530 mounted inside a cabinet, similar to the disk drives offered at the time and included a serial MUX ...
INT 13H - List of INT 13h Services - Drive Table
... DL = 00h 1st floppy disk ( "drive A" ) DL = 01h 2nd floppy disk ( "drive B" ) DL = 80h 1st hard disk DL = 81h 2nd hard disk ...
NASLite
... onto a single 3½-inch High Density floppy disk formatted to 1.72MB ... NASLite boots from the floppy disk and runs in a 4MB RAM disk allowing for full capacity of the hard disk drives to be used as storage ... or booting the operating system from CD-ROM, USB Mass Storage device or hard disk drive ...
Logical Block Addressing - Overview
... head, and sector at which they appeared on the hard disk ... CHS did not map well to devices other than hard disks (such as tapes and networked storage), and was generally not used for them ... However, current disk drives use zone bit recording, where the number of sectors per track depends on the track number ...
Photoevaporation With Protoplanetary Disks
... Protoplanetary disks can be dispersed by stellar wind and heating due to incident electromagnetic radiation ... The disk is composed of gas and dust ... Radiation from the central star excites particles in the accretion disk ...

More definitions of "disk":

  • (noun): (computer science) a memory device consisting of a flat disk covered with a magnetic coating on which information is stored.
    Synonyms: magnetic disk, magnetic disc, disc
  • (verb): Draw a harrow over (land).
    Synonyms: harrow
  • (noun): Something with a round shape like a flat circular plate.
    Synonyms: disc, saucer

Famous quotes containing the word disk:

    Unloved, that beech will gather brown,
    This maple burn itself away;

    Unloved, the sun-flower, shining fair,
    Ray round with flames her disk of seed,
    And many a rose-carnation feed
    With summer spice the humming air;
    Alfred Tennyson (1809–1892)