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disk drive

a mechanical device in a COMPUTER which records and retrieves data from a rotating magnetic or vinyl disk.
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5-inch small form factor disc drive is the result of extensive research with HP and other leaders interested in solving end-user IT challenges to improve IOPS performance, consolidate space, and reduce power consumption," said Sherman Black, Seagate Senior Vice President and General Manager of Enterprise Storage.
5 disc drive is Seagate's first 4Gbit/sec disc drive to be based on perpendicular recording.
For the past 40 years, longitudinal recording has been used to record information on a disc drive.
5-inch disc drive provides high IO performance per rack-mount space (IOPS/U) by leveraging data transfer rate per rack-mount space.
While manufacturers of microprocessors regularly increase clock speeds, it had been over four years since the first 10,000RPM disc drive was first introduced to the market.
Seagate, the largest supplier of disc drives to the enterprise storage industry, is once again leading the industry in 4G Fibre Channel disc drive technology," said Jeff Loebbaka, vice president of global marketing at Seagate Technology.
The Company's products include disc drives for the Enterprise, PCs and Consumer Electronics, as well as Storage Area Network (SAN) solutions and Server Appliances.
SeaStream adjusts on-the-fly for both kinds of information streams, allowing recording devices to provide A/V and Internet-based content from the same disc drive.
The MediaMaster Internal ATAPI rounds out RICOH's CD-RW disc drive product portfolio and offers our customers a cost-effective solution to manage their CD requirements," said Joseph Bollentini, senior vice president of Ricoh Consumer Products Group.
developers of hard disc installation and utility software, DiscWizard is a suite of software programs designed to analyze a computer system and create a set of tailor-made, step-by-step instructions that walk the user through the disc drive installation.
Seagate's commitment to both FC-AL and Ultra-SCSI is fueled by the overwhelming market demand for these two disc drive interfaces over any other proposed interface for high-end applications," said Phil Detwiler, Seagate's vice president of Marketing and Asia-Pacific Sales.
The new drive provides more than two-and-a-half times the capacity of the next largest disc drive available today.