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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.
As we celebrate 50 years of hard disk drive innovation, the industry has never been stronger or more vibrant," said Ed Grochowski, executive director for IDEMA.
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.
Alternatively, depending on the application's bandwidth and storage requirements, workstations and servers can access data directly from Anvil without relying on any intermediary hard disk drive storage resources.
5-inch disk drive, the power requirement is about 40% to 50% less than a 3.
IDC's study, Worldwide Hard Disk Drive 2006-2010 Forecast: Record-breaking Years Lie Ahead, (IDC #201478) provides a comprehensive view of the current situation and future outlook of the worldwide hard disk drive industry.
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.