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hard disk

a computer data storage medium that consists of a rigid disk with an electromagnetic coating allowing information to be transcribed onto and from it. Permanently mounted in a dust-proof container, a hard disk has a storage capacity many times that of a diskette. Also called hard drive. Compare diskette.
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Although Fibre Channel and Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) meet the demand for large storage capacity, with support for over 125 devices, the failure rate of the storage system consisting of a large number of hard disks rises significantly as the number of hard disks increase.
Backup refers to the periodic copying of important data and programs to a storage media other than the hard disk on a user's computer.
Purchase a hard disk that meets your needs; bigger is not necessarily better.
For some users, that's enough capacity to store everything on their hard disks.
The Archive Server features the advanced hard disk archiving (e-WORM) and storage management capabilities of KOMworx software, with the reliability of HP ProLiant servers and the power and simplicity of Windows Storage Server 2003 R2.
Most of the programs come with an emergency access diskette unique to the computer on which the program is loaded; the diskette is programmed to recognize the computer when the hard disk loads the original security program.
Sometimes computer performance can be significantly improved by simply rearranging the way data are stored on the hard disk, a job that is performed by disk-optimizing utilities.
Among the categories of portable hard disk storage devices, the fastest growth is expected to be posted by devices with disk drives smaller than 2.
Each server blade consumes as little as 55 Watts (with an average configuration and load consisting of 2GB of memory and a 40GB hard disk drive).
is an industry standard for monitoring performance and reliability parameters in ATA hard disks.
0 also repartitions and reorganizes hard disks for seamless installation of new operating systems.
Other members include dual, hot swappable mirrored hard disks in the SC6M model, and high durability and reliability storage with the SC6F model, which provides up to 8 GBytes of fixed flash storage and one Type III PC card slot.