An introduction to hard drive technology

Posted on Tuesday, Mar 13 2007 @ 04:40 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
From a performance point of view, the hard drive has always been one of the most overlooked components in a desktop system. Perhaps hard drives just aren’t sexy enough? After all, competing with the newest and shiniest graphics cards and processors is a tough business for what is essentially a nondescript rectangular box in which you put stuff.

Perhaps many people simply see the hard drive as a utility rather than a performance component in their system, using capacity (as opposed to speed) as a measure of greatness. Of course, there’s nothing wrong with this view in many situations – you just don’t need a high-performance hard drive to store all of your photos, music and movies.

Check it out over at Bit Tech.


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Thomas De Maesschalck

Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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