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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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Magnetic disk storage systems now exist that enable users to write records that cannot be modified under any circumstances.
This is a one-pass function that provides full verification and unlike the erase pass on magnetic disks, the shred procedure on UDO media leaves no residual traces of previously written files.
The CF+ part of the specification adds additional card functionality including magnetic disk drive data storage and I/O cards such as Ethernet, serial, fax/modem, digital phone card, USB, barcode scanner, Bluetooth, 802.
The 200 Lean provides higher throughput from a smaller footprint, which enables more magnetic disks to be manufactured per square foot of factory floor space, and is designed to reduce overall cost of ownership.
In contrast, information on a magnetic disk is retrieved bit by bit by spinning the disk.
2 Gigabyte optical disk drive product to combine the multihead, multiplatter approach of magnetic disk drives with the removability and reliability of magneto-optical into one complete storage system.
The new support center, located in Singapore's Ang Mo Kio Industrial Park, is dedicated to serving the specific requirements of magnetic disk media and hard drive manufacturers.
Overhead: In order to meet write-once requirements for magnetic disk solutions, the data must go through an Application Programmatic Interface (API) that forms a data protection layer of non-eraseability while the data is under management in the compliance system.
Company) (Nasdaq:IVAC) received orders for eleven 200 Lean([R]) magnetic disk sputtering systems from two customers scheduled for delivery in the first half of 2007.
Architectural enhancements including embedded disk arrays for eaching, tape SANs, WORM and virtualization provide large-capacity, automated libraries with the capability to meet new data retention requirements with end-user pricing ranging from one-fourth to less than one-twentieth the price per gigabyte of magnetic disk storage.