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Disk with a k or Disc with a c?

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mobileforensicswales
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Disk with a k or Disc with a c?

Post Posted: Apr 29, 09 16:45

Random topic I know but its the endless debate when writing witness statements in every company I've worked in...

So disc/k, do you use a c or a k

Does the type of disc/k change the context i.e. hard drive disc/disk and compact disc/disk

Sorry to post such a random topic but everyone seems to have a different opinion on the matter lol

The opinion in my office is if its contained (i.e. floppy, hard drive, flash, zip etc.) use a K other wise use a C  
 
  

DFICSI
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Re: Disk with a k or Disc with a c?

Post Posted: Apr 29, 09 16:58

'Disc' applies to the shape of the item. Good example is that frisbees, plates, etc are all discs. CD, DVD, Bluray are all disc-shaped and so should be named appropriately. Everything else - disk.
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Rich2005
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Re: Disk with a k or Disc with a c?

Post Posted: Apr 29, 09 17:24

As far as i'm aware the convention (possible related to Apple i seem to remember) is related to whether its magnetic media or not, ie hard disk, floppy disk, compact disc, digital versatile disc, etc.  
 
  

douglasbrush
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Re: Disk with a k or Disc with a c?

Post Posted: Apr 29, 09 18:00

Main Entry:disk

Variant(s):
or disc Listen to the pronunciation of disc \ˈdisk\
Function:
noun
Usage:
often attributive
Etymology:
Latin discus — more at dish
Date:
1664

1 a: the seemingly flat figure of a celestial body <the solar disk> barchaic : discus2: any of various rounded and flattened animal anatomical structures ; especially : intervertebral disk — compare slipped disk3: the central part of the flower head of a typical composite made up of closely packed tubular flowers4: a thin circular object: as ausually disc : a phonograph record b: a round flat plate coated with a magnetic substance on which data for a computer is stored cusually disc : optical disk : as (1): videodisc (2): cd 5usually disc : one of the concave circular steel tools with sharpened edge making up the working part of a disc harrow or plow ; also : an implement employing such tools
— disk·like Listen to the pronunciation of disklike \-ˌlīk\ adjective



Main Entry:
disk drive
Function:
noun
Date:
1963

: a device for reading and writing data on a magnetic disk  
 
  

Infern0
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Re: Disk with a k or Disc with a c?

Post Posted: Apr 29, 09 18:58

- DFICSI
'Disc' applies to the shape of the item. Good example is that frisbees, plates, etc are all discs. CD, DVD, Bluray are all disc-shaped and so should be named appropriately. Everything else - disk.


Yup +1  
 
  

Rich2005
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Re: Disk with a k or Disc with a c?

Post Posted: Apr 29, 09 19:02

That gets into trouble with Sony Minidisc, for example. Thats square. And if you're counting the internal disc, then all of them are going to be with a c Razz
(Although as that's magneto-optical you could argue both in my interpretation for that Smile )  
 
  

Jonathan
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Re: Disk with a k or Disc with a c?

Post Posted: Apr 29, 09 20:34

- Rich2005
That gets into trouble with Sony Minidisc, for example.


Nah - Minidisc is a proper noun, while disc and disk are common nouns.
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