Flashcards in HARD DRIVE Deck (18):
WHAT IS A HARD DRIVE
A hard drive, or hard disk drive, is a magnetic device used to store data.
HOW IS THE HARD DRIVE CONFIGURED IN WINDOWS
IN A WINDOWS computer, the hard drive is usually configured as the C: drive .
How much STORAGE CAPACITY on a hard drive
The storage capacity of a hard drive ranges from gigabytes (GB) to terabytes (TB).
How IS THE SPEED of a hard drive measured
the speed of a hard drive is measured in revolutions per minute (RPM).
what does the spindle turn
the spindle turns the platters
what are the common hard drive spindle speeds
Common hard drive spindle speeds include 5400,7200,10,000, and up to 15,000 RPM in high-end server hard drives.
How to you increase the storage capacity of a hard drive
Multiple hard drives can be added to increase storage capacity.
what do traditional hard drives use for storage
Traditional hard drives use magnetic-based storage.
what are the drive motors on a magnetic hard drive designed to do
magnetic hard drives have drive motors that are designed to spin the magnetic platters and move the drive heads.
what is the difference of a solid state drive vs a magnetic drive
to contrast, the newer solid state drives (SSDs) do not have moving parts and use semiconductors to store data.
What does Nonvolatile flash memory chips manage
Nonvolatile flash memory chips manage all storage in SSD
how are a magnetic hard drive and a SSD the same
SSDs have the same form factor as magnetic hard drives and use ATA or SATA interfaces.
What happens when the spindle goes faster
The faster the spindle speed, the faster a hard drive can retrieve data from the platters.
In windows what does the hard drive contain
It contains the operating system and applications
What does the use of nonvolatile flash memory result in
which results in faster access to data higher reliability, and reduced power usage.
What does the platter hold
It hold data
What does rpm do
This is how fast the spindle turns the platter