2. What is a Hard Drive for?

In its simplest form, a Hard drive, Hard disc or Winchester, is used to store data in a digital form.
Without a hard drive, everything must be loaded each time it is required. This includes the operating system, and all required drivers, and the applications that are to be used.
With floppy disks, or even CD / DVD ROM drives, this would be a slow process compared to the potential speed of a hard drive. It is required to make any computer system efficient.[7]

What are the advantages to hard drives?


What are the drawbacks of hard drives?

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