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Synonyms for disk drive

computer hardware that holds and spins a magnetic or optical disk and reads and writes information on it

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RAIDn data protection technology is a software library with a set of patented algorithms that implement a parity scheme across an array of disk drives, providing data protection against random, multiple drive failures without incurring the high costs typically associated with RAID schemes.
The disk drive industry has witnessed substantial growth globally and especially in Thailand where our collective membership employ well over 150,000 people and account for a major part of annual exports from the nation.
One inch disk drives with capacities of 8-10 GB using perpendicular recording will be available by the second half of 2005
These elements will combine to empower the new facility with the resources necessary to complete final hard disk drives.
In honor of the 50th anniversary, IBM Vice President Barry Rudolph presented a paper titled, "Disk Systems Innovation Co Past, Present, and Future," which gave a historical look at disk drive innovation over the past 50 years.
From the latest technology roadmaps, both disk drive and tape cartridge capacities are growing faster than their corresponding data rates and are projected to do so through the year 2012.
Toshiba is continuing to lead the way in small, portable, high-capacity hard disk drives," said Amy Dalphy, manager, HDD business unit, Toshiba SDD.
5" line of external hard disk drives easily connect to desktops or notebook personal computers (PCs) or a MAC, with a high-speed USB 2.
Though other devices were developed earlier, the first successful tape drive was launched in 1952 and the first successful disk drive appeared in 1956, (both delivered from IBM).
AFC media is shipping in volume beginning today in IBM's Travelstar notebook hard disk drive products with data densities up to 25.
Xyratex has over 20 years of experience in research and development relating to disk drives, storage systems and high-speed communication protocols.
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.
Disk drive arrays are sold in several product forms, including complete subsystems with disk drives, individual array controller boards, and software array products.
Opening Keynote address presented by Mark Kryder from Seagate Technology: 50 Years of Disk Drives -- And the Exciting Road Ahead.