Updated: 04/26/2017 by Computer Hope

Park is lifting the hard drive head from the disk platters to prevent damage when the computer or hard drive are being moved.

In the past, older hard drives and operating systems required the user to manually park and unpark the hard drive using a software utility or program. Today's hard drives perform this function automatically.


The area where a hard drive head parks is often called the "landing zone."

FFS, Hard drive terms, Head positioning