Hard Drives I: Physical Characteristics

  • Steven Roman


Hard disk drives (or hard drives) provide the primary means of data storage in a PC. In general, modern hard drives are fast, reliable and have a large capacity. Until recently, almost all hard drives were fixed, or non-removable (hence the name fixed disk drive). In other words, they could not be removed from the PC. In recent times, however, the so-called removable hard drive has become very popular.


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© Steven Roman 1998

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