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  Hard disk - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
ATA drives have typically had no problems with interleave or data rate, due to their controller design, but many early models were incompatible with each other and couldn't run in a master/slave setup (two drives on the same cable).
It is important to note that hard drive manufacturers often use the metric definition of the prefixes "giga" and "mega." However, nearly all operating system utilities report capacities using binary definitions for the prefixes.
Before the early 1980s, most hard disks had 8-inch or 14-inch platters, required an equipment rack or a large amount of floor space (especially the large removable-media drives, which were often referred to as "washing machines"), and in many cases needed special power hookups for the large motors they used.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Hard_drive   (3868 words)

 Hard disk - Encyclopedia.WorldSearch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
A hard disk (or "hard disc" or "hard drive" or "hard disk drive") is a computer storage device.
It is important to note that hard drive manufacturers often use the decimal definition of a gigabyte or megabyte.
Hard disks are also found in network attached storage devices, but for large volumes of data are most efficiently used in a storage area network.
encyclopedia.worldsearch.com /hard_drive.htm   (4157 words)

 The Cheap Hard Drive Guide   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
Hard drives then were physically huge, incredibly small in storage capacity (by today's standards), and very expensive.
For their time, however, hard drives were a new an fascinating technology and the technical specifications for hard drives grew on an astounding curve.
Cheap hard drive just means a brand new hard drive like you buy off the shelf and your regular brick and mortar retail shop but it may just be a little older or overstocked.
www.cheap-hard-drives.com   (827 words)

 Hard disk drive Help
The four main components of a hard disk drive are the platters, head arm, chassis, and the head actuator.
Unlike other drives the hard disk drive is the only drive that is not physically accessed by the user like the floppy disk drive or the CD-ROM drive.
Hard drive is not being detected when using a boot diskette.
www.computerhope.com /help/hdd.htm   (505 words)

 Adventures in hard drive recovery
Hard drive recovery is something most of us give little thought to until faced with disaster.
Perhaps the best hard drive recovery solution, is to restore the lost files from your tape or CD-ROM backup, assuming of course, that you made one.
Hard drive recovery software can help restore files that were deleted, as long as they are not overwritten or badly corrupted, as well as repair bad sectors on your disk drive.
www.hard-driverecovery.com   (245 words)

 Hard Drive Failure Diagnostics - Troubleshooting IDE CD, DVD and Hard Drive Problems
Most new IDE drives support Cable Select (CS) which means the pin 28 connection in the cable will determine which drive is Master and which is Slave.
If the drives still don't register properly, make sure the power cable is seated in the drive's power socket, which can take a bit of force.
You can also replace a laptop hard drive, in fact, it's one of the few components that can be easily procured.
www.fonerbooks.com /ide_hd.htm   (1947 words)

 What is hard disk drive? - A Word Definition From the Webopedia Computer Dictionary
Hard disk drives (HDDs) for PCs generally have seek times of about 12 milliseconds or less.
There are several interface standards for passing data between a hard disk and a computer.
Hard disk drives are sometimes called Winchester drives, Winchester being the name of one of the first popular hard disk drive technologies developed by IBM in 1973.
www.webopedia.com /TERM/h/hard_disk_drive.html   (482 words)

 Step By Step - Upgrading your hard drive
All current IDE drives, though, can be dealt with in the same way; you have to use an 80 wire cable instead of the coarser 40 wire ones if you want UDMA/66 and UDMA/100 drives to run at full speed, but the connectors are still the same.
However you set your drives up, the idea when duplicating the contents of an old drive to a new one is to connect the new drive with the old one still in place, do the copy, then have the new drive usurp the old one's position.
This means a brand new blank hard drive fresh out of the anti-static bag can be plugged in, the duplicator app started, and a copy made from the old drive.
www.dansdata.com /sbs27.htm   (2624 words)

 Hard Drive and Disk Recovery - The Hard Drive Doctor - Birmingham
Hard drive data recovery- Birmingham - Coventry - UK We recover hard drives, floppy drives and CDs on PCs and laptops in strict confidence.
Do not attempt to open a faulty hard disk under any circumstances as you will almost certainly introduce dust particles and this can potentially destroy a drive.
If you send a drive to us, please ensure it is adequately protected (lots of bubblewrap) and mark the package as 'Fragile'.
www.hard-drive-doctor.co.uk   (489 words)

 Partitioning A Hard Drive   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
Please note that there are many ways to partition a hard drive and the following only presumes one method which uses DOS partitions for use with FAT32.
Partitioning a hard drive is not that complicated once you understand the basic idea behind it.
In our example we are going to use a 4 gig hard drive and divide it into 4 partitions which the PC will now see as four independent drives 'C', 'D', 'E' and 'F'.
www.newlogic.co.uk /kbase/fdisk/page1.htm   (360 words)

 Hard Drive Recovery Group - RAID Data Recovery Services Disk Repair
Hard Drive Recovery Group is a Florida company that has been recovering data from hard drives and other media since our inception in 1987.
Our facilities host a class 100 clean room to facilitate hard drive recovery, as well as RAID, RAID0, RAID5 and other forms of data recovery.
All work is done at our own facility by our staff of data recovery technicians, one of whom will be assigned to work with you personally every step of the way through the data recovery process.
www.harddriverecovery.org   (381 words)

 Hard Drive Data Recovery hard drive data recovery Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
Accidentally deleting a file or formatting a hard drive or floppy disk is a common reason for data loss.
In the event of a hard drive crash or an unwise change in settings by an uninformed user, the restore tool can be used to retrieve deleted data or to restore the computer’s settings from an earlier time.
Additional protection methods from data loss include making sure that the hard drive is protected from damages from the external environment.
www.harddrivedatarecovery.us   (823 words)

 ::: Olixir :::   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
But most hard drives aren't usable for applications requiring portability because they can be damaged by as little as a 1/4-inch drop.
Even external hard drives that are housed with bulky packaging, such as the Maxtor 5000DV, warn the user: “Do not bump, jar, or drop the drive”.
Our patented “shock-protected” external portable hard drives keep data safe from drops and allow transportation and storage of data almost anywhere, as well as allow for plug-and-play access to data via popular interfaces like USB 2.0, Firewire 400/800, and SATA.
www.olixir.com   (852 words)

 Free Ads hard drive for sale   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
Solid state architecture removes the risk of hard drive failure and disk crashes and dual-image flash memory enables fall-back to the previously transmitted policy.
However, transferring hard drives is a painstaking task, which factors in data protection and also security.
Hard drive has been re-formated, so is as good as new.Windows XP Home/SP2.
computers.freeads.co.uk /hard_drive.htm   (8144 words)

 Data Recovery Hard Drive RAID Disk Repair Computer Service Undelete Files Laptop Clicking MAC Maxtor Toshiba
Hard Disk repair of a laptop computer is the main laptop data recovery service.
With over 20 years experience in hard drive repair, we are uniquely qualified to offer recovery services for data loss caused by power surges & outages, static electricity, lightning strikes, fires, floods, other natural disasters, sabotage, viruses, equipment malfunctions, accidents, & user error.
We have seen many drives from other labs that have been handled poorly and the data was not recoverable.
www.datarecoverynet.com   (596 words)

 RADIFIED FDISK Guide: Doc's Hard Drive Partitioning Tutorial
Just because FDISK has no pretty GUI doesn't mean we can't use a graphical representation of hard drive partitions to help us understand how they work.
The [Guide to Booting from a SCSI hard drive] is my personal favorite, espousing a hybrid approach to disk storage.
Master/slave settings are configured with jumper settings on the hard drives themselves.
fdisk.radified.com   (724 words)

 Beginners Guides: Hard Drive Data Recovery - PCStats.com
Abstract: Hard drives, being the dynamic storage devices that they are, are extremely easy to erase in any number of amusing and simple to achieve ways.
Never mind the fact that unlike tapes or CDs or other methods of storage, hard drives are mechanical, active devices and are thus subject to comparatively rapid breakdown.
No, the real threat to hard drives are the people that use them, by which I mean you and me. Hard drives, being the dynamic storage devices that they are, are extremely easy to erase in any number of amusing and simple to achieve ways...
www.pcstats.com /articleview.cfm?articleID=1139   (468 words)

 Laptop hard drive installation guide   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
Get a PCMCIA, USB or Firewire 2.5'' Hard drive enclosure (case) and put the new drive in, you are ready to go!
You use the new drive plus the enclosure as an external drive.
The installation is super easy and the new drive is even bootable in most cases.
www.insidecomputer.com /Hard_dirve_installation_guide.htm   (167 words)

 Hard Drives - Laptop & External Hard Drives
Hard Drives - Laptop & External Hard Drives
External Firewire Hard Drive, 7,200 rpm, Standard, IEEE 1394 Firewire - 6 pin FireWire
External Firewire Hard Drive, Portable, 4,200 rpm, 0.4 lbs.
www.harddrivewarehouse.com   (108 words)

 How to partition and format a hard disk in Windows XP
When you partition and format a hard disk, all the data on that partition is permanently deleted.
If your computer uses drive overlay software for large hard disk support, do not use the Windows XP Setup program to partition or to format the drive until you have verified Windows XP compatibility with the software manufacturer.
Important If you follow these steps on a hard disk that is not empty, all the data on that hard disk is permanently deleted.
support.microsoft.com /?kbid=313348   (2032 words)

 Active@ Kill Disk Hard Drive Eraser. Low Level Format.
It's a hard drive and partition eraser utility.
We highly recommend you to run this FREE utility for the hard and floppy drives you want to dispose of, recycle, re-use, sell or donate to somebody.
It uses access to the drive’s data on a physical level via BIOS bypassing logical drive structure organization, thus it does not matter what operating systems and file systems located on the machine.
www.killdisk.com   (292 words)

 PCWorld.com - Credit Card-Size Hard Drive Can Hold 5GB
The hard disk data, however, is accessed on a tiny spinning disk inside the thin card.
A spinning wheel made of Mylar is engaged when the card is inserted into a StorReader, a USB-connected drive or PC Card that reads and writes to the StorCard.
StorCard promises the tiny hard drive will provide high performance to quickly handle large amounts of data.
www.pcworld.com /news/article/0,aid,108816,tk,dn011603X,00.asp   (327 words)

 Data Recovery Service by Dataleach - Hard Drive Recovery & Server Disk RAID Data Recovery
For years we have been doing what others have called the impossible: recovering data from damaged, failed and crashed hard disk drives and Server SCSI RAID Arrays.
We specialize in safe, secure, recovery lab data extraction from failed, crashed or malfunctioning hard disk drives and RAID server configurations.
Our years of research cupled with state-of-the-art data recovery tools and one of the most extensive knowledgebase of manufacture specs and engineering notes for hard disk drives, and RAID server controller read / write method allow us to recover your data as fast as possible.
www.dataleach.com   (207 words)

 Amazon.com: Books: Hard Drive   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
Hard Drive turned out to be one of the best computer-themed thrillers I've ever read.
And you don't need to be a Macintosh user to enjoy HARD DRIVE any more than you need to be a paleontologist to get a thrill out of "Jurassic Park."
A word of warning: don't start HARD DRIVE in the evening unless you're prepared to stay up all night.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0441002552?v=glance   (1036 words)

 SafeHouse Transparent PC Hard Drive Encryption
Using SafeHouse, you can allocate portions of your existing hard drives to be reserved for encrypted data.
SafeHouse encrypted volumes appear on your PC as another Windows drive letter.
You can do anything with a SafeHouse virtual drive that you can do with a normal hard drive; only that with SafeHouse, the encrypted volumes require password authentication before the files become accessible.
www.pcdynamics.com /SafeHouse   (206 words)

 Howstuffworks "How Hard Disks Work"
You can even find VCR-type devices and camcorders that use hard disks instead of tape.
These billions of hard disks do one thing well -- they store changing digital information in a relatively permanent form.
In this article, we'll take apart a hard disk so that you can see what's inside, and also discuss how they organize the gigabytes of information they hold in files!
computer.howstuffworks.com /hard-disk.htm   (139 words)

 Seagate Technology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
Read why PC Magazine calls Seagate's External Hard Drive a "very good addition" for securing your data at home or the office...
Seagate is setting storage free to bring you a new digital world of unbridled possibilities...
Seagate Delivers New Family of Barracuda Drives with up to a Massive Half Terabyte of Capacity and Fast 3 Gbit/second Serial ATA Interface...
www.seagate.com   (133 words)

 Amazon.com: Books: Hard Drive : Bill Gates and the Making of the Microsoft Empire   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
Alternately cooperating and competing with industry giants Apple, Xerox and IBM, "Chairman Bill" worked 20-hour days in Levis and loafers and relaxed by driving his Mercedes at speeds up to 150 mph, as Microsoft set industry standards in desktop-computer languages and programs.
Although this book was written at a time when the authors found it necessary to explain what 'electronic mail, or e-mail' was, the insight into Bill Gates' life, methods and extraordinary success is timeless.
It is hard to imagine much in this book is out of date, other than the estimate of Gates' wealth at the time ($4b).
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0887306292?v=glance   (2169 words)

 WD Caviar SE EIDE 120 GB Hard Drives ( WD1200JB )   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
WD achieves the lowest operating temperature of any hard drive in its class, including slower drives spinning at 5,400 RPM, by lowering power consumption through advanced electronics and firmware.
Data Lifeguard™ is an expanded set of data protection features that include shock protection, an environmental protection system, and embedded error detection and repair features that automatically find, isolate, and repair problem areas that may develop over the extended use of the hard drive.
Data Lifeguard Tools™ is a set of software utilities that work in conjunction with the embedded Data Lifeguard features to make hard drive installation, drive management diagnostics, and repair simple and worry-free.
www.westerndigital.com /en/products/products.asp?DriveID=27   (452 words)

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