disk drive


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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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The idea of RAID is to combine multiple, inexpensive disk drives into an array of disk drives that appears to the computer as a single drive.
The worldwide market for all types of disk drive arrays topped $12.
To ensure continuous data access when a disk drive fails, multiple initiators have long been used in enterprise computing to provide disk drive access to multiple hosts and host bus adapters or both--an approach that requires the installed devices support the SCSI command set to have the capability to support I/O requests from more than one controller at a time.
Finally, because each computer has its own disk drive, the applications and operating system must be installed on each client.
5-inch disk drive, the power requirement is about 40% to 50% less than a 3.
The efforts of the working group that came to the 8GFC consensus looked hard at 10GFC as an option, but 10GFC uses an alternate encoding scheme and does not allow loop attachment--undesirable features for the extremely cost-sensitive disk drive market.