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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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3GB SMART II UltraATA hard-disk drive, Cirrus Logic Laguna 3D AGP graphics and a 24X MAX CD-ROM drive with 16-bit sound now has an estimated street price of just $1,399 (U.
0GB hard-disk drive; 2MB VRAM; Microsoft(R) Windows(R) 95; networking software; and advanced support features for remote support, virus scanning and PC diagnostics.
Today's announcement responds to the growing interest of disk drive manufacturers who seek to combine on a single chip the various functions that currently require several separate ICs, such as the read-channel, hard-disk controller, microcontroller and servo controller.
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1GB SCSI hard-disk drive, 128MB SDRAM and PERMEDIAN 2a graphics controller now is expected to sell for an estimated street price of $3,100 (U.
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Known technically as "antiferromagnetically-coupled (AFC) media," the new multilayer coating is expected to permit hard-disk drives to store 100 billion bits (gigabits) of data per square inch of disk area by 2003.
Why this is so: In the pre-Windows 98 FAT16 format, the minimum hard-disk storage unit (called a cluster) for even the smallest file is 32 kilobytes (Kb).
Robust, automatic, and easy to use hard-disk encryption enable governments and business users to fully take advantage of the benefits and economies brought about by mobile computing.
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