IDE and Mass Storage
This chapter and the next chapter discuss IDE and SCSI interfaces which are used to interface to disk drives and mass storage devices. Disks are used to store data reliably in the long term. Typical disk drives either store binary information as magnetic fields on a fixed disk (as in a hard disk drive), a plastic disk (as in a floppy disk or tape drive), or as optical representation (on optical disks).
KeywordsOptical Disk Hard Disk Disk Drive Hard Disk Drive Magnetic Tape
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