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1

WHAT IS A HARD DRIVE

A hard drive, or hard disk drive, is a magnetic device used to store data.

2

HOW IS THE HARD DRIVE CONFIGURED IN WINDOWS

IN A WINDOWS computer, the hard drive is usually configured as the C: drive .

3

How much STORAGE CAPACITY on a hard drive

The storage capacity of a hard drive ranges from gigabytes (GB) to terabytes (TB).

4

How IS THE SPEED of a hard drive measured

the speed of a hard drive is measured in revolutions per minute (RPM).

5

what does the spindle turn

the spindle turns the platters

6

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.

7

How to you increase the storage capacity of a hard drive

Multiple hard drives can be added to increase storage capacity.

8

what do traditional hard drives use for storage

Traditional hard drives use magnetic-based storage.

9

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.

10

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.

11

What does Nonvolatile flash memory chips manage

Nonvolatile flash memory chips manage all storage in SSD

12

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.

13

What happens when the spindle goes faster

The faster the spindle speed, the faster a hard drive can retrieve data from the platters.

14

In windows what does the hard drive contain

It contains the operating system and applications

15

What does the use of nonvolatile flash memory result in

which results in faster access to data higher reliability, and reduced power usage.

16

What does the platter hold

It hold data

17

What does rpm do

This is how fast the spindle turns the platter

18

can you replace a magnetic drive with an SSd

You can replace a magnetic drive with an SSD.