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hard disk drive,

n the mechanism that controls the positioning, reading, and writing of the hard disk, which provides the largest amount of storage for the computer.
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More than 450 million hard drives were sold in 2006, and the total storage capacity of all hard drives sold in just the last ten years exceeds 50,000 exabytes.
The integration of Seagate's hard drives is strategic to ServGate's UTM platforms:
Because PDM proactively monitors the health of all hard drives in the system, it activates before a drive fails and migrates data to a known healthy drive.
One vendor shears hard drives once lengthwise and once along the drive's width, severing the data tracks so that, in theory, data cannot be recovered.
When the competition takes your hard drive out of the dumpster or a blackmailer bids on your retired PCs or mainframes, you'll call it something else--loudly and with a few choice words.
Through "smart" hard drive management, AVSM technology helps reduce duty cycle by up to 60 percent and eliminates disk fragmentation, ultimately helping to extend the life of the hard drive and the host STB system.
Industry analysts have predicted that hard drives for consumer electronics will account for 40 percent of all hard drive shipments by 2008, up from 9 percent in 2003 and 15 percent in 2004.
The Travelstar 7K100 significantly outperforms competitive notebook hard drives as well as some 3.
No matter how catastrophic the situation may seem, it pays to have your hard drive or storage device evaluated by a professional service like Ontrack because chances are good that we'll be successful in recovering critical data regardless of how it was lost in the first place.
Today, an incredible variety of hard drives range in capacity from 1GB to 500GB and in physical size from 1 inch up to 3.
Seagate's new CE hard drives are based on industry standards, rather than proprietary solutions, built from the ground up to be compatible with the new ATA/7 streaming commands standards.
Many notebook hard drives on the market today have an operating shock tolerance - the amount of shock the drive can take before damage - up to 325G.