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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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Hitachi-LG Data Storage and co-conspirators participated in meetings and conversations at different times to fix prices and rig bids for optical disc drives sold to Microsoft and HP, the DOJ said.
1 position in the globally supply chain of disc drives.
Globally, a total of 183 million hard disc drives have been shipped by Seagate so far this year, generating $12.7 billion.
By transitioning from parallel to serial, the disc drives are able to transmit data from point to point, instead of sharing bandwidth across a single common data bus.
The opening of DSC marks the first time a company that produces hard disc drives has opened its doors to its entire customer base to assist in all aspects of product development.
"Magneto-optical disc drives employ two passes over the optical media to first erase and then rewrite," Mr.
The firm's shipment of slim disc drives for information technology-based products stays strong presently, likely to help keep its sales revenue for the fourth quarter of this year equal to that of the third quarter.
What do a high-rise elevator and disc drive technology Serial ATA Native Command Queuing (NCQ) have in common?
Current disc drives in production are at levels of nearly 50 gigabits per square inch.
Mike Nikolaiev, Compaq TPC Director says: "The Cheetah X15 has enabled us to achieve the same level of performance using 42% fewer disc drives."
The customers' investment is preserved because the 73GB disc drives are backward compatible with Eurologic Systems' products--the XL500 SCSI, XL500 Fibre, XL 600 SCSI, and Voyager SCSI Enhanced.
In Fig 1, a single loop of disc drives is connected with a single host.