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hard disk drive

(storage)
(HDD) A disk drive used to read and write hard disks.
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By 2010 we expect that close to 40% of total shipped hard disk drives will be used in consumer applications, up from about 14% in 2004
As the industry moves to larger capacity, lower cost SATA hard disk drives, companies are increasingly exposed to frequent hard disk drive failures and the potential loss of huge amounts of data," Licosati explained.
This new computer fits effortlessly into a docking station in my office, which connects it to a local area network, external keyboard and monitor, and another hard disk drive for backups.
Hitachi is continually looking for ways to add value to our hard disk drive solutions.
Hard disk drives, used in combination, certainly provide excellent capacity and performance.
Also available in a 40GB capacity (MK4025GAS), Toshiba's latest hard disk drives accommodate the storage needs of multi-functional mobile PCs and other applications, such as telecommunications, printers, copiers, GPS systems and MP3 players.
The SanDisk SSD announced today achieves a sustained read rate of 62 megabytes (MB)(ii) per second and a random read rate of 7,000 inputs/outputs per second (IOPS) for a 512-byte transfer(iii) - more than 100 times faster than most hard disk drives.
In the past decade, the data density for magnetic hard disk drives has increased at a phenomenal pace: doubling every 18 months and, since 1997, doubling every year, which is much faster than the vaunted Moore's Law for integrated circuits.
Many people don't realize that the founding fathers of the Winchester disk drive at IBM Corporation originally mandated that the computer's primary storage device, the magnetic hard disk drive, was to be removable.
IDEMA, the International Trade Association for the $30 Billion Hard Disk Drive Industry, Appoints New Director to Asia Pacific Board
Hard disk drive shipments to consumer electronics markets displayed a 42 percent year-over-year growth for the third quarter of 2006," said John Rydning, research manager for hard disk drives at IDC.
These are affordably priced hard disk drives that expand the storage capabilities for large amounts of music, data, pictures, or video-clips.