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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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IT administrators must manually reallocate data between partitions as the drive types and media change.
This is an important advantage because it allows for a denser population of drive arrays and coupled with higher spindle capacity, the result is significantly reduced rack space over other drive types.
Disk drive types can include IDE, SCSI, and Serial ATA (SATA).
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By supporting different RAID configurations, different drive types, and different drive configurations, storage administrators are able to configure storage based on the business needs of different applications.
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Using Wasabi Storage Builder 1700i, our customers can deploy a wide range of cost-effective IP-SANs by selecting from a variety of host processors, hard drive types, controllers, and motherboards," said Frank Logan, Wasabi CEO.
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