Hard Drives

by kari webb

info on hard drives

Hard drive is abbreviated to HHD or HD is the computor's main storage media device that permanently stores all data on the computer. The hard drive was first introduced on September 13, 1956.
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As can be seen in the above picture, the desktop hard drive has six components: the head actuator, read/write actuator arm, read/write head, spindle and platter.. On the back of a hard drive is a circuit board called the disk controller.


-Hard drives are infinitely re-writable with no residual “damage” to the hard disk itself, but it is possible, with the right technology to reconstruct information on a hard drive that has been wiped clean or over-written.

-Even calculators and cash registers can have a hard drive to store relatively permanent information that can be retrieved, changed, and stored again on the drive.

-The size and speed of the hard drive in a system is directly proportional to the efficient working of that system. A larger hard drive with a faster processing speed will work more efficiently than a smaller, slower hard drive.

Inside of Hard Drive