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How to use Disk Management to set up a Hard Drive

December 23rd, 2010 Comments off

How to use Disk Management to set up a Hard Drive To start Disk Management:

Log on as administrator or as a member of the Administrators group. Click Start -> Run -> type compmgmt.msc -> click OK. Alternatively, right-click on the My Computer icon and select ‘Manage’. In the console tree, click Disk Management. The Disk Management window appears. Your disks and volumes appear in a graphical view and list view. To customize how you view your disks and volumes in…

Solid State Drive Vs Hard Drive Vs USB Flash Drive

November 18th, 2010 Comments off

SSD vs USB Flash Drive vs Hard Drive Solid state drives (SSD): used in the enterprise are data storage devices that use non-moving fl ash memory technology rather than rotating magnetic disks or optical media. SSDs are compatible with traditional hard drive interfaces, such as SATA or SAS, and have a familiar hard drive form factor, such as 3.5-, 2.5- or 1.8-inch.

USB Flash Drive: consists of a flash memory data storage device integrated with a USB (Universal …

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July 28th, 2010 Comments off

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What is the difference between a primary and extended hard drive partition in Windows

June 16th, 2010 Comments off

Disk Management A hard drive can be divided into primary and extended partitions. Partitions function as physically separate storage units. This allows you to separate different types of information, such as user data on one partition and applications on another. A hard drive can contain up to four primary partitions, or up to three primary partitions and one extended partition, for a maximum of four partitions.

There can be only one extended …

Why is Drive Translation necessary?

June 9th, 2010 Comments off

image DOS and DOS based programs like Windows 3.x and Windows 95 cannot access drives over 1024 cylinders on their own, but require third party assistance to use large hard drives. SCSI drives handle this with drivers built in to the SCSI controller, so we will limit this discussion to ATA hard drives. There are several methods used to overcome the cylinder limitation, and all of them involve translation.

A translation …

System BIOS and Hard Drive Related FAQs (Part I)

June 7th, 2010 Comments off

System BIOS The most commonly asked questions about the system BIOS and its relationship to hard drives. The following will provide you with basic information beginning with the definition of a BIOS, to identifying key features found in various BIOS’s. The purpose of this document is to aid you in solving minor difficulties you may be currently experiencing.

1. What is Logical Block Addressing (LBA)?

LBA is a mathematical scheme for addressing …