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disk drive

a computer device containing a disk that spins at high speeds that allows magnetic impulses to be written onto and read from the electromagnetic surface. Most computers contain a hard disk drive, a compact disk-read only memory (CD-ROM) drive, a CD-R, CD-RW and DVD, DVD-R or DVD-RW, and one or more diskette drives.
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Customers now have unprecedented flexibility and opportunity to lower their total cost of IT ownership by selecting the right hard disc drive for the proper application.
Seagate is the worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of hard disc drives, providing products for a wide-range of Enterprise, Desktop, Mobile Computing, and Consumer Electronics applications.
5-inch enterprise disc drives are ideal for space-constrained data centers that require high I/O density storage with unparalleled reliability," said Bill Schilling, Seagate director of Enterprise Product Marketing.
Mike Nikolaiev, Compaq TPC Director says: "The Cheetah X15 has enabled us to achieve the same level of performance using 42% fewer disc drives.
The end-to-end test setup was created using Aristos Logic's UltraARC reference platforms, Emulex's industry-leading LightPulse(TM) LP11000 4G Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapters, Xyratex's 4G Fibre Channel enclosures populated with Seagate's Cheetah 4G enterprise disc drives.
NYSE:SEG) today are demonstrating powerful new Personal Video Recorder (PVR) features by combining Metabyte's MbTV(TM) software suite with Seagate's exclusive SeaStream(TM) A/V streaming technology in Seagate U Series consumer disc drives.
RICOH MediaMaster Internal ATAPI CD-R/CD-RW disc drive with 1MB buffer;
Bundled with select Seagate Medalist and Medalist Pro ATA-interface disc drives, DiscWizard's advanced partitioning features automatically detect and correct BIOS limitations and intuitively guide the user through a refreshingly-simple, graphical program, eliminating the need for BIOS upgrades or complicated documentation.
With this technology, data created by the disc drive to inform the actuator arm of its location relative to the disc media surface is interlaced with user data across all of the platters of the disc drive.
0 billion in revenue for its last 12 months ended September 29, 1995, is the largest independent disc drive and components company in the world.