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Hard Disk Prices to Remain High Through 2014

February 14th, 2012 Comments off

While hard drive (Hard disk drive) supplies are beginning to resurge, inventories won’t be back to normal before the third quarter of the year and costs will stay abnormally high through 2014, according to researching the market firms IHS iSuppli and Coughlin Affiliates.

Consequently of flooding in Thailand this past year, Hard disk drive prices will probably increase 20% to 30% over their average pre-ton prices and turn into there …

How does HDD store data?

April 10th, 2011 Comments off

How does HDD store data?Hard disk drives store data on one or more metal oxide platters. These platters spin at a rate of 3600-10,000 revolutions/minute, hold magnetic charges. A read-write head attached to an actuator arm actually floats on a cushion of air, 1-2 micro-inches (one millionth of an inch) above the surface of the platters. Data flows to and from these heads via electrical connections. Any force alters this process may cause data …

What Makes a Good Hard Disk Drive?

February 28th, 2011 Comments off

When looking to buy a hard drive there is a quick checklist of things to look for:

Interface (PATA, SATA, SCSI or other more exotic setups) Capacity (how much space do you need/want) Spindle speed (i.e., 5400rpm, 10,000rpm, 15,000rpm etc) Cache (2MB, 8MB, 16MB) Brand (Western Digital, Seagate, Maxtor etc)

HDD Interface:

PATA drives are arguably the most universally compatible, are the cheapest and offer a respectable degree of performance…

Basic Knowledge of Hard Disk Drive: Definitions

February 28th, 2011 Comments off

Basic Knowledge of Hard Disk DriveIDE — This is simply an abbreviation for integrated-drive-electronics which is a physical attachment interface and is affiliated with the term ATA. It is often incorrectly used to describe a specific type of IDE/ATA interface known as Parallal-ATA (see PATA). See ATA.

EIDE — An extension of IDE, EIDE, or enhanced-IDE added to IDE support for larger drives (EIDE imposed a limit of 8.4GB, a vast improvement over the 528MB …

Hard Disk Drive Resource Links (Linux System)

January 22nd, 2011 Comments off

http://www.nyx.net/~sgjoen/disk.html This document describes how best to use multiple discs and partitions for a Linux system. Although some of this text is Linux specific, the general approach outlined here can be applied to many other multi tasking operating systems.

http://tldp.org/HOWTO/Hard-Disk-Upgrade/index.html This document describes how to copy a Linux system from one hard disc to another.

http://tldp.org/HOWTO/Partition-Rescue/index.html This document describes how to rescue your Linux partition if MS-DOS deleted it.

http://tldp.org/HOWTO/Partition/index.html …

Most Popular Internal Hard Drives on Amazon.com

July 29th, 2010 Comments off

Internal Hard Drives A hard disk drive (hard disk, hard drive, HDD) is a non-volatile storage device for digital data. It features one or more rotating rigid platters on a motor-driven spindle within a metal case. Data is encoded magnetically by read/write heads that float on a cushion of air above the platters.

Hard disk manufacturers quote disk capacity in SI-standard powers of 1000, wherein a terabyte is 1000 gigabytes and a gigabyte …