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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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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.