December 14, 1989 |
Imagine a stack of 100,000 double-spaced, typewritten pages--enough paper to make a stack 33 feet tall--shrunk to one square inch. International Business Machines Corp. said Wednesday that it has achieved that condensing job by storing, for the first time, a billion bits of information on a square inch of a magnetic hard disk. The record data density is 15 to 30 times greater than that of current hard-disk magnetic devices, IBM said.
July 21, 1988 |
The hard disk is the most important component of a business personal computer. It lets you store vast amounts of data and get access to it quickly. Unfortunately, the hard disk also is the most trouble-prone piece of a computer. Many service technicians say it is not a question of whether, but when, a hard disk will fail. Until now, copying data to floppy disks or tape drives has been the only protection against the disaster of a hard-disk failure.
November 4, 1996 |
Hard disk drives are pretty reliable, generally lasting at least five years. But as with any machinery, they need upkeep. A tuneup of your hard disk may make programs work a bit faster, prevent you from saving files on a bad part of the hard disk and limit the number of software program faults that are not your fault. Start your tuneup with the right software, specifically disk-scanning and repair software.
November 24, 2011 |
Western Digital Corp. won European Union approval for its purchase of Hitachi Ltd.'s Viviti storage business after it agreed to sell off some disk drive production to eliminate antitrust concerns. Western Digital has agreed to sell "essential production assets" for 3.5-inch hard disk drives, including a production plant and intellectual property rights linked to the business, the European Commission said Wednesday. "Hard disk drives are a key component of computers and other sophisticated electronic devices as they are used to store a growing bulk of data in the digital economy," EU Competition Commissioner Joaquin Almunia said in the statement.
June 13, 1989 |
CMS Enhancements Inc. has introduced several hard disk storage drives for personal and portable computers made by Commodore International. The Tustin company said it is currently offering two hard disk drives with 20 megabytes and 40 megabytes of memory for Commodore machines that are compatible with International Business Machines Corp. personal computers. This fall, the company said, it will offer four additional disk drives for the Commodore Amiga model. "We recognize Commodore as an important manufacturer in the personal computer market," said John Woodmansee, a CMS product manager.
May 18, 1987 |
Just the thought of a hard disk "crash" is enough to send shivers down the spine of many computer users. Imagine the feeling in the pit of your stomach when you realize that you just lost all your software and data. I had planned to write a review of a couple of the better hard disk backup programs for the IBM PC and the Apple Macintosh, but a recent experience convinced me to write it sooner rather than later.