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

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Complete report on hard disk drives market spread across 176 pages, mentioning 12 companies and supported with 200 tables and figures is now available at http://www.
5" SAS disk drive technology will provide customers with the ultimate in performance and reliability for their IT server environments.
As the industry moves to larger capacity, lower cost SATA hard disk drives, companies are increasingly exposed to frequent hard disk drive failures and the potential loss of huge amounts of data," Licosati explained.
IDEMA, the International Trade Association for the $30 Billion Hard Disk Drive Industry, Appoints New Director to Asia Pacific Board
By 2010 we expect that close to 40% of total shipped hard disk drives will be used in consumer applications, up from about 14% in 2004
5" disk drives in Q4 2005 and, ultimately, will be capable of producing disk drives of varying form factors, giving Hitachi GST the flexibility required to meet future demand in the traditional IT and consumer segments.
25-inch disk drives used oxide media and ferrite heads which operated at flying heights of 24 microinches (or millionths of an inch).
IDEMA, the International Disk Drive, Equipment and Materials Association, hosted its annual DISKCON USA conference on September 13 and 14 which featured industry leaders who discussed the latest trends, next generation technologies and the ever changing hard disk drive market.
Tape cartridge capacities are also growing at unprecedented rates but are not faced with the super-paramagnetic effect like disk drives.
Also available in a 40GB capacity (MK4025GAS), Toshiba's latest hard disk drives accommodate the storage needs of multi-functional mobile PCs and other applications, such as telecommunications, printers, copiers, GPS systems and MP3 players.
The drives will be incorporated into a new line of battery- powered, portable disk drives by UniStor.
5" external hard disk drives with capacities of up to 250GB and 320GB.
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.
In the past decade, the data density for magnetic hard disk drives has increased at a phenomenal pace: doubling every 18 months and, since 1997, doubling every year, which is much faster than the vaunted Moore's Law for integrated circuits.