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Definition: storage drive


Hardware that stores data without power until intentionally erased. Since the 1960s, the hard drive has been the computer's internal and external storage units; however, solid state drives (SSDs) are increasingly replacing hard drives. Thus, "storage drive" is the more accurate term for storage hardware. See hard drive, storage device, storage vs. memory and computational storage drive.