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Hard Disk Drive

Hard Drives Hard drives have been around longer than you think. In 1956, I. B. M. had invented a disk storage unit that was very large but did not store a lot of data. It was twenty-four inches in diameter and could hold only five megabytes, which is the equivalent to three and one half floppy disks. Originally called “fixed disks” later became known as “hard disks” opposed to floppy disks. In 1973, I. B. M. released a hard drive that could hold seventeen and one half megabytes. In 1980 Seagate...

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Student: Hard Disk Drive and Word Processor

8. Which of the following is not a feature of a file system that might be used with a hard disk drive? 9. A student writes a report using a word processor, saving the report in a file called my_report. The student stores the file on his laptop hard disk drive. Later, he posts the file on a file-sharing site for a classmate to review the report. Then, he copies an updated version of the file to a flash drive to submit it to his instructor. Which of the following are some of the important features...

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Technology: Hard Disk Drive and World

keeps going at this rate, technology will replace more things in life and eventually replace humans jobs. The downfall to technology, is that if you store files into a computer they could be lost. It is only if your computer’s hard drive messes up. The good thing that apple came out with is the “icloud” so your files are safe if something goes wrong with your apple devices. This only helps to a certain point, because if their “icloud” get a virus or hacked into, peoples’ files would...

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History of Hard Drives

History of Hard Drives The hard disk drive was invented by some IBM engineers working under Rey Johnson at IBM in San Jose, CA, in about 1952 to 1954. In 1965 a number of engineers left IBM (they were known as the "dirty dozen" within IBM) and founded Memorex. Al Shugart, one of them, later left Memorex and founded first Shugart Associates where the 5 1/4" floppy disk drive was a major product, then Seagate Technology, which effectively started today's industry of small hard disk drives. The early...

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solid state drives

Solid-State Drives Solid-state drives have been making a huge presence and allowed for huge transformation in personal/mobile and high speed computing. But not only are they making a presence in mobile computing they are even finding them selves useful in camcorders. Now before solid-state drives came around choosing a storage device for your PC did not require much thought a person would just buy one with the most storage capacity they needed or could afford. However solid-state drives have changed...

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Adam Lanza's Smashed Hard Drive Doesn't Erase His Digital Footprint, Experts Say

Adam Lanza's Smashed Hard Drive Doesn't Erase His Digital Footprint, Experts Say Before going on a murderous rampage last week, Adam Lanza reportedly took a dramatic step to erase his digital history: He removed the hard drive from his computer and smashed it with either a hammer or screwdriver. By doing so, he may have destroyed valuable evidence that would help investigators understand his motives for killing his mother, 20 first-graders and six school employees at a Sandy Hook Elementary School...

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Optical Character Recognition and Magnetic Disk

magnetic tape to update a database stored on a magnetic disk c) converting source documents to magnetic tape using a computer-based optical character reader (OCR) d) processing OCR documents online to update a database on magnetic disk e) reading data from a magnetic disk into the computer to be printed on a report f) using a computer or terminal to key data from source documents to a file stored on a magnetic disk g) manually sorting and filing invoices numerically ...

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BiTMICRO MAXio PCIe SSD Drives Reach 1

PressReleasePing BiTMICRO MAXio PCIe SSD Drives Reach 1.5 Million IOPS MAXio E-Series Delivers Maximum Performance for Storage Systems that Regularly Experience Heavy Data Processing Loads FREMONT, California, May 20, 2015 /PressReleasePing/ - BiTMICRO® Networks, Inc. announced that the company has achieved 1.5 million IOPS at 4KB random read in a multidrive configuration with its MAXio® E-Series PCIe SSDs. Reaching 1.5 million IOPS is monumental for storage systems that regularly experience heavy...

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troubleshooting a hard disk drive

Seven steps to troubleshooting hard drives Here’s a quick and proven hard disk troubleshooting process. With each point, ask yourself the question(s) that follow. Physical connectivity – Is the drive receiving power? Is it plugged into the PC by a correctly connected ribbon cable? For IDE drives, are its jumpers set correctly? Or with SCSI drives, are its SCSI termination and ID set correctly? BIOS setup – Does the BIOS see the drive? Viruses – Does the drive contain any boot sector viruses...

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Explain the Hardware, Software and Peripheral Components of a Computer System and the Functional Relation Between These Components

information that is currently working.it can be accessed randomly, it means that it does not have to look in the storage device (hard disk) from the start to find a piece of interest [23]. When we switch off the computer any storage within the RAM, will be erased that is why we say the storage is temporally. RAM is the main memory because we can quickly access any files in the hard disk. Fig 6: RAM (7) ROM: it stands for read only memory. ROM differs from RAM in two ways: first it is not changed or...

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