Often abbreviated as dl, download is applied to explain the procedure of locating information from another computer, possibly over device or a system.

Each site you visit on the web you get for your computer. The word download is usually related to installing a software package from the web that run and can be installed on your PC.

Downloading generally transfers entire files for local storage and later use, as contrasted with streaming, where the data is used nearly immediately, while the transmission is still in progress, and which may not be stored long-term.

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The hard disk was invented on September 13, 1956 by IBM team led by Rey Johnson (considered as “father” of the disk drive). Earlier hard disk drives were large and cumbersome devices.