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hard disk

a data storage device in which data is stored on a magnetic disk embodied in a COMPUTER. Most hard disks can store large amounts of data, such as 20 megabytes of numbers or letters.
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Newer hard disks and RAID 6 chip accelerators are laying the foundation for RAID 6 technologies to deliver the next stage in data protection.
For added safety, Windows 98 provides the option of creating a very powerful startup floppy disk, so if a problem is so severe the computer fails to boot up from the hard disk, you can "kick start" it from the floppy.
Hard disks become disorganized from the continued storing and restoring of files that constantly increase in size.
At present, prices of 4GB flash memory and 8GB micro hard disks are about US$80 and US$70 respectively.
Putting hard disks in front of the tape drive or library and then fooling the backup or archiving software that it is a tape drive and not a hard disk allows the software to rapidly put data on the tape.
Today, the well-equipped, peripatetic CPA carries a slim notebook that contains an ample hard disk (which can be slipped out so another hard disk loaded with other applications and files can be used in its place), a CD-ROM drive and a modem for communications.
In the late 1970s, when personal computers were just catching on, the standard 10megabyte (Mb) hard disks were sufficient to store most major applications, with ample room for data.
Our iSCSI SAN combined with KOM Networks e-WORM solution, which permanently archives fixed content data on hard disks in an un-alterable format, helps customers not only archive data but also address ever-changing compliance requirements.
For example, if the laptop is snatched and the piercing alarm is sounded, the surprised thief probably will drop the computer, damaging the hard disk and making the data inaccessible.
In some cases, utilities can recover a file even after an accidental hard disk format, which is a programming step that first clears the hard disk's magnetic surface and then prepares it to receive new data.
com/reports/c25947) has announced the addition of Portable Hard Disk Storage to their offering.