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Sansung Hard Disk Drive Business is Now Seagate!

Sansung Hard Disk Drive Business is Now Seagate!Seagate and Samsung announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement on April 19,2011 as following:

1. Samsung combining its hard disk drive (HDD) business into Seagate; 2. Extending and enhancing the existing patent cross-license agreement between the companies 3. A NAND flash memory supply agreement. (Samsung will provide Seagate with its market-leading semiconductor products for use in Seagate‚Äôs enterprise solid state drives (SSDs), solid state hybrid drives and …

Glossary of Samsung Hard Disk Drive (Letter T, U, V, W)

Samsung Hard Drive Glossary TOC Table of Contents

Track a radial position of heads over the media (circular ring)

Track following servo (also closed loop) Control system which reflects if the head is in the correct position over the track, if this isn’t the case, the actuator is instructed to adjust its position (in real time)

Transfer rate the speed at which the drive sends and receives data from the controller

Thin-film head an …

Glossary of Samsung Hard Disk Drive (Letter S)

Samsung Hard Disk Drive Glossary SCSI Small Computer System Interface, device interconnection standard allowing daisy chaining of devices. There are various standards of SCSI: SCSI, SCSI-2, SCSI-3 and SCSI-4

Sector Smallest grouping of data that can be assigned to store data on the media of an Hard Disk Drive, comprises of 512 bytes (section of a track)

Seek (time) The movement of a head in search of the right data track

Sequential Access The reading …

Glossary of Samsung Hard Disk Drive (Letter R)

Samsung Hard Disk Drive Glossary RAM Random Access Memory, a memory chip that allows any data to be stored and retrieved randomly, directly and individually (increasing the amount of RAM on a PC will improve the performance)

RAM Disc Part of the RAM that is used as if it were a disk drive, RAM is faster than disk drives

Recalibrate Function where the heads are returned to cylinder zero

R&D Research and Development

RLL Run …

Glossary of Samsung Hard Disk Drive (Letter O, P)

Samsung Hard Drive Glossary OEM Original Equipment Manufacturer

Operating System Software program that facilitates communication between the computer and its user

Outside Diameter Largest radius track on a platter

Parity a data error detection method, that ensures that the number of binary digits in a bit is always odd, so that accurate transmission of data can be checked by counting the number of bits for an odd parity

Partitioning division of the area on …

Glossary of Samsung Hard Disk Drive (Letter J, K, L, M)

JPEG Joint Pictures Expert Group. Compression method for still images

Jumper connector box that can be placed over pins that protrude from the circuit board. The jumper can be changed to configure the HDD according to the system requirement

KB Kilobyte, a measuring unit, 1 KB is 1,024 bytes

Landing Zone (see head landing zone)

Latency (see rotational latency)

LBA Logical Block Address, a set of 28 bits, used by …