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mechanical drive

A storage device that uses moving parts, such as a magnetic tape, magnetic disk or optical disc. The term is commonly used to contrast hard disks with non-mechanical solid state drives (SSDs). See hard disk and solid state drive.
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These cache servers are backed up by an SSD storage array and possibly a mechanical disk array behind the SSDs.
The two bikes feature lightweight frames and come with mechanical disk brakes and adjustable front suspension.
The company's all-flash enterprise arrays offer significant performance and efficiency gains over mechanical disk, at a lower price point per gigabyte stored.
Owners of older airplanes that have mechanical disk brakes, hydraulic disk brakes, mechanical drum brakes, hydraulic drum brakes, expander tube brakes or brakes manufactured by companies such as McCauley that either no longer exist or were bought out (and the new owner quit supporting the line) have been finding it more and more difficult to get parts for their brakes.
Worse yet, it fails completely, often as a result of a mechanical disk drive failure.
In 2014, no one should be buying mechanical disk to run databases or virtual machines.
8-to-1 reduction in their data from the FlashArray's deduplication and compression algorithms, which Pure Storage said proved that inline deduplication and compression combined with 100% MLC flash delivered a disruptive new value proposition in all-flash storage at the price the enterprise is currently paying for mechanical disk.
Solid-state disk technology is the clear winner over mechanical disk technology when considering speed, reliability and power consumption.
A double enveloping gear on the rotary table and mechanical disk brake with 12 pads ensure accuracy of [+ or -] 5 arc sec and repeatability of [+ or -] 1 arc second.
Category Mechanical Disk Environmental Operating +5[degrees]C to +55[degrees]C Specifications Temperature Range Non-Operating -40[degrees]C to +70[degrees]C Temperature Range Operating Shock 20G1-25G Operating Vibration 1G (22-500Hz) Humidity 5%-90% Operating Altitude 15,000 ft Acoustics, Idle/Ready 2.
When applications like SMSC use magnetic disk drives to store the messages, the computer spends a lot of its time just waiting for the storage devices to complete mechanical disk accesses," said Mike Casey, vice president of marketing at Solid Data Systems.
The MySpace installation consists of replacing multiple server farms of larger two rack unit high (2u) servers that require 10-to-12 15,000 RPM mechanical disk drives each with much smaller 1u servers that use Fusion-io's server-deployed ioDrives.