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platter
Last modified: Monday, February 02, 2004 

(n.) A round magnetic plate that constitutes part of a hard disk. Hard disks typically contain up to a dozen platters. Most platters require two read/write heads, one for each side.

Also see What's Inside a Hard Drive? in the Did You Know . . . ? section of Webopedia.

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