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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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That hard drive included 50 24-inch magnetic platters, was the size of two refrigerators, and held just five megabytes of data.
For the first time in the modern threat era, ServGate and Seagate are turning the table on increasingly brazen hackers by denying the hard drive as the 'host' to computer viruses, who often target vulnerable client PC or mobile HDDs as conduits to damage a company's IT assets or steal corporate data," said Atchison Frazer, vice president of marketing, ServGate.
Waiting for a hard drive to fail and then beginning the RAID engine intensive task of rebuilding a drive using XOR is no longer an option for today's organizations.
But sometimes income is tied to client perceptions: Before choosing equipment, put yourself in the place of customers who have hard drives they are serious about destroying.
You can get software that will do multiple overwrites of the hard drive with different characters, and usually this would be good enough.
However, recording and playing back a high number of multiple programs, or streams, can place greater demands on the hard drive and the conventional STB file system.
While the hard drive industry has been using longitudinal recording successfully for five decades, it is now within two product generations of reaching its practical limit.
With 100 gigabytes of storage capacity, the Travelstar 7K100 is bigger, faster and stronger than its award-winning predecessor, creating an industrial-strength notebook hard drive.
Unfortunately, his shampoo leaked and flooded everything in the bag, including the laptop, causing the hard drive to fail.
Hard-drive designers have responded with a move in recent years from one to three available spindle speeds, from one to two available form factors, and with an increased focus on higher available notebook hard-drive capacities and additional onboard cache, further diversifying the hard drives now available for the notebook market.
This delivers more consistent video streaming performance than PC hard drives designed for fragmented text-based documents.
The new hard drives provide cutting-edge shock protection capability through an advanced mechanical platform and able-bodied cover design engineered to minimize the intensity of external shock transmitted to the most critical components of the drive.
Inexpensive, external hard drives can play an important role in the backup process for a variety of business environments.
As PC users download more Internet, video, audio and multimedia files, hard drives continue to fill up quickly," said Jim Reinert, director of worldwide software for Kroll Ontrack Inc.
The New Yorker has evolved the delivery of its archives from eight DVD-ROMs to Pexagon's 80GB Store-it[TM] ultra-portable storage device, leveraging the capacity, portability and ease-of-use of hard drives.