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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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The model consists of a rotor treated as a continuous elastic shaft with several rigid disks, supported on the bearings with a non-linear behavior.
The rigid disk drive industry has a lesson to teach there.
Our PVA products have set the industry standard for post-CMP semiconductor and rigid disk media critical cleaning processes for over 23 years and we have taken this proven technology to a new level through our development and manufacturing of the Rippey Microclean F2 product line," added Rippey.
Leveraging its expertise in the semiconductor industry, Cabot Microelectronics developed its highly engineered Lustra 3010 USP slurry to deliver significant cost advantages while enabling high yields of advanced rigid disk media.
At the new plant, Cabot Microelectronics will manufacture a broad range of its industry-proven Semi-Sperse(R) slurries(R) for advanced semiconductor CMP processes and Lustra(TM) polishing slurries for advanced rigid disk substrates designed for high capacity disk drive applications.
Desktop ATA-interface drive designs have displayed dramatic increases in performance, quality and capacity, in conjunction with dramatic decreases in production costs," said John Monroe, chief analyst for rigid disk drives at DataQuest.
Seagate Technology (NYSE:STX) is the leading independent maker of rigid disk drives used to store data in the computer.
The 2003/2004 Rigid Disk Drive report includes the forecast markets by drive, heads, and media, and the expected technology developments through 2006, with some technology overview beyond that.
High end removable magnetic storage market comprises removable rigid disk technology.
Nasdaq:ENTG) today announced its new offering of HotZone products -- a new line of alloy-based disk shippers, disk process carriers, storage boxes and disk packages -- designed to safely and securely protect and transport rigid disk media.
Located in Hutchinson, MN, Hutchinson Technology specializes in designing and manufacturing suspension assemblies; products that hold magnetic read- write heads above the disks in rigid disk drives.