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hard disk drive

(storage)
(HDD) A disk drive used to read and write hard disks.
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The European Commission announced on 27 April that it has cleared the proposed merger of two US manufacturers of hard-disk drives, Seagate and Maxtor.
In endorsing the proposed merger, the Commission took account of the fact that hard-disk drive customers are large and sophisticated buyers, such as HP and Dell who do and will continue to benefit from strong purchaser power.
Known technically as "antiferromagnetically-coupled (AFC) media," the new multilayer coating is expected to permit hard-disk drives to store 100 billion bits (gigabits) of data per square inch of disk area by 2003.
Why this is so: In the pre-Windows 98 FAT16 format, the minimum hard-disk storage unit (called a cluster) for even the smallest file is 32 kilobytes (Kb).
Robust, automatic, and easy to use hard-disk encryption enable governments and business users to fully take advantage of the benefits and economies brought about by mobile computing.
HP Pavilion 9790C -- with an AMD Athlon 1GHz processor, 128MB SDRAM, 60GB Ultra DMA hard-disk drive, HP CD-RW drive, 12x max.
3GB hard-disk drive, 32MB SDRAM and industry-leading 3Com Etherlink XL 10/100 TX LAN card now is expected to sell for an estimated street price of as low as $774 (U.
To accomplish hard-disk emulation, FlashFX incorporates Variable Block Flash (VBF), a patent-pending data format.
Today's announcement responds to the growing interest of disk drive manufacturers who seek to combine on a single chip the various functions that currently require several separate ICs, such as the read-channel, hard-disk controller, microcontroller and servo controller.
0GB hard-disk drive; 2MB VRAM; Microsoft(R) Windows(R) 95; networking software; and advanced support features for remote support, virus scanning and PC diagnostics.
Prices on the HP OmniBook 4000 series of advanced color notebook PCs have been reduced by 3 percent to 15 percent, with entry-level prices starting at $2,469(1) for a model equipped with a DX2/50 processor, 260MB hard-disk drive and built-in sound.