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Hard Drives

Randy Pitts

Study Guide for Hard Drive Unit

defragment Another name for low-profile 3.5 inch drive
sector Interface for Type I, II or III devices (abbr)
contiguous Condition when parts of files are scattered around hard drive
Serial State of disk surface when new
two Contains bootstrap program (abbr)
capacity Another term for IDE
electroplating The housing for hard drive internal components (abbr)
POST Term used to describe physical dimensions of hard drives (two words)
controller Two or more sectors containing the sequential file data
reversal Cylinders, Heads and Sectors (abbr)
fragmentation The attribute vendors like to point out most
MBR New bio/chemical process to create recordable surface (first word)
CHS Early material used in disc foundation
Kittyhawk One factor that makes glass and composite preferable over alloys
HDA Type of coating; rust colored
medialayer Empty case to make your own external hard drive
formfactor Exposing disk to vapor for the deposition of metallic substance
Linux Operating system that allows 16 daisy chained drives
PCMCIA Company that produced ST506
CompactFlash Method of deposity magnetic material onto a disk
areal Smallest storage unit on a hard drive
scuzzy Company that introduced first hard drive
slimline Glass/Ceremic compound used in disk manufacturing
raw Maximun number of IDE devices per channel (word)
sputtering Type of environment you should be in to open HDA (two words)
beta Environmental byproduct of larger platters and motors
readseek Larger capacity 3.5 inch drive used in server market (two words)
Oxide Test BIOS performs to make sure system is ready to go (abbr)
partitioning Average time it takes to reposition heads from one position to another (two words)
permanent Reorganizing sector contects to reduce seek time
cleanroom Type of storage -- never fades
medialayer Largest factor in drive performance (abbr)
laptop Changing the polarity of particles, flux ___________
SCSI Another term used to describe the C drive
readwrite Concentric rings
cylinder Heat and noise
Firewire Symbol that replaces first character in file name in the allocation table (word)
memcor ATA/133 was the last of its breed (abbr)
aluminum High speed external connection
aesthetics Small flimsy storage device, outdated now (two words)
tracks Act of creating a file system
rigidity Dividing hard drive into logical units
fullstroke Faster of the two ATA categories -- first word
Seagate Opposite of internal hard drive
halfheight Permanent storage for cameras
formatting The foundation in a disk
FAT Mounted to the outside of the hard drive case -- contains memory and processory functionality
volume The density of bits that can be stored in a given area
floppydisk Small Computer System Interface (abbr)
Seagate Magnets on the end of armitures found inside hard drive (two words)
substrate Announciation for high end hard drives; found in server market
heat Where data is recorded (two words)
enclosure Microdrive by HP ahead of its time
nanocrystal Disk found inside the head disk assembly
PATA Very thin coating of magnetic material (two words)
platter Memory for hard drives
RPM The set of all rings on all disks at concentric point
external Time it takes for heads to move from inner most position to outer most position (two words)
buffer Target market for 2.5" drive form factor
ATA Table that contains physical addresses of all sectors (abbr)

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