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The circular disks that make up a hard drive are called-
1. Plates
2. Platters
3. Rings
4. Saucers

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Correct Answer - Option 2 : Platters

The correct answer is Platters.


  • A hard drive is an electromechanical data storage device that uses magnetic storage to store and retrieve digital information.
  • Sometimes it is abbreviated as a hard drive, HD, or HDD it is a non-volatile data storage device.
  • A hard disk drive platter (or disk) is the circular disk on which magnetic data is stored in a hard disk drive.
  • Disk platters are formatted in a system of concentric circles, or rings called tracks.
  • Hard disks are flat, circular plates made of aluminium or glass and coated with magnetic material and personal computers can store up to several gigabytes(billions of bytes) of information.


  • A Compact Disc (CD) is an optical disc that is used to store data. It is a type of secondary storage device.
  • USB (Universal Serial Bus) is the connection used to connect a computer to devices such as digital cameras, printers, scanners, and external hard drives.

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