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disk or disc

disk or disc


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Schkeleton

Terrarian
Disc is seen more often in the music industry and throwable objects such as Frisbees, whereas disk is the preferred spelling in computer-related lingo such as floppy disk.
(Taken from google)
 

IndigoGollum

Eater of Worlds
Disk is most computer discks and disc is any oðer disc. Þings like ðe maþematical definition of a disc and frisbees are discs while a floppy disk is a disk.
 

Kubiquity^3

Steampunker
The difference is in regional spelling. (American vs Brittish)

Just like Armor and Armour mean the same thing
However in America cds were called ”discs” back in the day. So I don’t believe there is any regionality going on with this. Disk was 3.5 and 5.25 inch diskettes or hdd disks.
 

Sigma90

Brain of Cthulhu
Most common usage I've seen: Disk refers to a medium of storage. Disc refers to a shape. Hard disk drive (means of storage) / Compact disc (referring to the shape of a CD). I've also seen usage that disk is magnetic storage (floppy disk, hard disk, ZIP disk) and disc is for optical storage (CD, DVD, Bluray).

Strangely, you never hear of disk/disc being used for electronic means of storage like for USB flash drives or SSDs.
 
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