head crash

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(computer science) a crash of a read/write head in a hard disk drive (usually caused by contact of the head with the surface of the magnetic disk)

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From the resultant corner kick Alan Gaston saw his head crash off the bar, but they were not to be denied a sixth goal as they found the net with five minutes to go.
The application also simulates various types of other drive failures including watching a head crash score the platters and thus turning the data into dust.
This symptom typically indicates a condition known as a head crash that can destroy your data.
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Safety is a much bigger picture and cannot be properly measured simply by how much better one car may be than another in two or three tests," the head crash investigator explained.