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Abend

Informal; to end a project or process prematurely. This term is used especially in computer-related projects. It is a portmanteau of "abnormal end."
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This 'parks' the drive heads to a safe position when the software detects movement, so protecting the drive from data-destroying head crashes. In use, the A8 is comfortable to work with owing to its responsive keyboard and touchpad.
In addition to offering far higher capacity and data rates, the new technology does not require a flying head--the mechanism that reads data from or writes data to a magnetic disk or tape--and, therefore, eliminates the possibility of "head crashes," the bane of existing hard drives.
In the same competition,Queens Head crashed 7-0 at Wrexham Lager,Sandycroft fell 3-1 at Black Lion Brymbo, Sean Hargreaves replying, Dolphin Hotel were beaten 4-1 by Nags Head,and Red Lion Strollers were thumped 12-2 by Brymbo S.C..
First, they cost a lot of money and, second, they had this issue called "head crashes." This happens when the read/write head literally crashes into the magnetic oxide platter.
Since data is permanently recorded on the media, it remains safe from head crashes and the detrimental effects caused by stray magnetic fields.