What is a Hard Drive?

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Hard DriveThe hard disk or hard drive is an internal storage device which holds programs and data used by your computer.

A box about the size of a VHS video cassette (about 1 inch shorter) containing magnetically coated disks. These disks can hold massive amounts of information.

Hard drives are used to store your software programs and information created from them. Imagine it being a giant filing cabinet inside of your computer, holding all your information.

The benefits of this, is that you can permanently store all of your software programs such as:

  • word processors
  • spreadsheets
  • Games (yeah!)

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