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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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The statistics show that hard drives are, for now, leading by some distance, 524 million disk drives were shipped globally in 2012, compared to just 39 million flash drives.
Seagate shipped approximately 47 million disk drives in the second quarter, including approximately 700,000 Samsung disk drives, and expects to report revenue for the quarter of USD3.1bn to USD3.2bn.
The main impact of the transaction is on the markets for 3.5' desktop hard disk drives and 2.5' mobile hard disk drives where the investigation revealed that Samsung is not a particularly strong competitor.
Toshiba Europe Storage Device Division (SDD), a hard disk drive (HDD) manufacturer, launched on Tuesday (21 August) the MK3252GSX, its 320GB, 2" hard disk drive.
Fujitsu Computer Products of America currently offers products and services including hard disk drives, scanners and scanner maintenance, Magneto-Optical drives, palm vein recognition technology and 10Gb Ethernet switches.
The end state seems clear: Small Form Factor 2.5" SAS disk drive technology will provide customers with the ultimate in performance and reliability for their IT server environments.
The ETERNUS6000 and ETERNUS3000 support intermixturing Fibre Channel disk drives and Nearline FC disk drives, allowing maximum flexibility in system configuration.
InSpeed allows NEC to create an "SBOD application," which improves the reliability and performance of its storage solutions by bringing 2Gb/ s switched connectivity to each individual disk drive within the storage array.
Dell Computer recently announced it would stop making floppy disk drives standard equipment on its higher-end desktop personal computers.
IBM shipped 11% of the world's desktop hard disk drives in the first quarter of this year according to analysts at International Data Corp, and accounted for 16% of the total market value.
It was Windows that fueled my insatiable thirst for faster processors, larger hard disk drives and more RAM memory in lighter, more portable cases.