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Disk vs. Disc

Yes, there is a dictonary difference between the words "disk" and "disc". "Disc" referrs to the medium on which data is stored (often circular). "Disk" is a storage medium (like a disc), plus a read/write apparatus, protective case, motor, or controller. Therefore, there is a hard disk, and a compact disc. Records are discs, and were used back when floppy disks were.

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