silver hard drive interals

Disk Drive

A hard disk drive is a memory storage device. The disk is divided into tracks. Each track is further divided into sectors. Sectors are 512 bytes apiece. 1 byte is 8 bits. The CPU and motherboard instructs the “Read/Write Head” where to provide an electrical charge to a “sector” on the platter. Each bit’s magnetic charge translates … Read More

What is Scan Disk

What is Scan Disk

ScanDisk checks and repairs file systems and bad data clusters. ScanDisk is a system utility which is bundled with and all Microsoft Windows Operating Systems. It was first seen in MS-DOS version 6.2. Previous versions of MS-DOS had only a very basic, purely text-based program called CHKDSK. From Windows 95, SCANDISK added a GUI (Graphical … Read More