Winchester technology

Winchester technology

[′win·ches·tər tek′näl·ə·jē]
(computer science)
Innovations designed to achieve disks with up to 6 × 108 bytes per disk drive; the technology includes nonremovable or sealed disk packs, a read/write head that weighs only 0.25 gram and floats above the surface, magnetic orientation of iron oxide particles on the disk surface, and lubrication of the disk surface.
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With this proprietary disk drive technology (DataZONE's DataBook) removable disk drives can be architected to the original Winchester technology brilliance (Fig 2).
The introduction of Winchester technology hard-disk drives brought a vast increase in storage capacity in smaller volumes.
Performance of removable cartridge hard drives based on industry standard Winchester technology is nearly identical to that of fixed hard drive technology (developed by companies like Seagate and Western Digital Corporation) in production at the time of device introduction.
Since 1982, all SyQuest drives have been based on Winchester technology and are built with the same parts as those used in fixed Winchester hard drives.
The company offers removable Winchester technology systems for Windows 95, Windows, Windows NT, Apple Macintosh, MS-DOS, UNIX, SGI, SunOS and Novell platforms.
The company offers removable Winchester technology solutions for Windows 95, Windows, Windows NT, Apple Macintosh, MS-DOS, UNIX, SGI SunOS and Novell platforms.
The company offers removable Winchester technology solutions for Apple, Windows, MS-DOS, PC-DOS, UNIX, SGI and SunOS platforms.
SyQuest offers removable Winchester technology solutions for Windows, Apple, Amiga, MS-DOS, OS/2, UNIX, SGI and SunOS platforms.
Meyer Mussry, regional manager, Australia and New Zealand for SyQuest Technology said, "By employing Winchester technology, SyQuest's superior removable cartridge drive offers the ideal solution for Apple and its customers.