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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

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How to Avoid Hard Drive Overheating

Even though the hard drive stores data, it isn’t perfect by any means. Viruses and crashes are common as well, along with theft and accidental deletion. With the older style and mechanics of hard drives, the RPM speed was low, meaning that the drives wouldn’t overheat. The hard drives we use now days, have speeds … Read More

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Data Recovery – What To Do When Your Hard Drive Fails

A hard drive failure is one of the most common problems and worst nightmares faced by computer operators all over the world. Precious data is lost either at home or in big corporate environments. What can be done in these situations? Well, there are certain solutions that can be performed by you in order to … Read More

USB Flash Drive

USB Flash Drive

USB flash drive or any other flash memory drive is basically an EEPROM that means “Electrically Erasable Programmable Read Only Memory”. Because USB sticks are EEPROM these can hold data for as long as 10 years. As these memory modules are shock proof and as these don’t have a volatile memory are good enough to … Read More