Head crashes (more common on fixed disk
installations) are virtually unheard of.
The hardware company should configure the fixed disk
for you when they install their equipment, and all the manuals are included when you buy the software.
The Hardcard is a 3 1/2-inch Winchester fixed disk
drive integrated with a controller card.
However, experience with larger minicomputer systems in the laboratory demonstrates that even a fixed disk
storing 10 million characters may very quickly fill up with data.
The principal advantage of a hardware solution to potential virus attacks is that, installed and used correctly, "suspicious" writes - potentially destructive alterations - to the fixed disk
can be prevented.
By doing this, the need to back up large amounts of data on fixed disk
devices is mitigated, thus decreasing the back up window and reducing the amount of storage hardware to allocate and manage.
IBM Personal System/2 Model 35 386SX with 2MB RAM, 40MB internal fixed disk
drive, and 1.
Small businesses are replacing low-end tape and fixed disk
storage with RDX technology because it's fast, safe, transportable and easy to use.
Since computer architecture is standardized on fixed disk
drives, data exchange, backup, and archival applications have been delegated to other peripheral devices such as floppy disk drives, CD-RW, DVD-RAM, tape drive systems, and cartridge-based drives such as the Iomega Jaz or Castlewood ORB.
The RMD-5100-S features all the benefits of removable storage--including the unlimited capacity potential and improved data security compared to fixed disk
According to Cruden, those using fixed disk
drives for backup will be able to take advantage of the transportability and unlimited capacity that only removable media can offer while keeping Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) to a minimum.