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Hard disk drives 
Computer boot sequence description of the computer boot sequence and hard disk layout, LBA, bios, partition boot sector, FAT, NTLDR, ...
De harde schijf koppen, sporen en sectoren, tracks, cylinders, kilobyte, megabyte, gigabyte, terabyte, bit, leeskop schrijfkop arm, clusters, controller, e-ide ide scsi, partitie, bootsector, in Dutch
Hard disk drives HDDs record data by magnetizing ferromagnetic material directionally, to represent either a 0 or a 1 binary digit. They read the data back by detecting the magnetization of the material. A typical HDD design consists of a spindle that holds one or more flat circular disks called platters, onto which the data is recorded
Hard disk drives Hard Disk :- A type of storage medium that retains data as magnetic patterns on a rigid disk, usually made of a magnetic thin film deposited on an aluminium or glass platter. Magnetic read/write heads are mounted on an actuator that resembles a record needle pickup arm, pdf file
Hard disk drives white papers, a tip, Search Technical Library
Hard disk drive: how it works facts and fiction, ATA FAQ, CHS translation, partition tables, master boot record, DOS floppy disk boot sector, OS2 boot sector
Hard disk drives Drive Construction, Track / sector organisation in the recording disk media, Recording Density, Magnetoresistive (MR) Heads, Head Disk Assembly (HDA) Parameters, B-H curve of a hard magnet, Interleave, Cylinder skewing, Closed-Loop Servo Systems, Closed-loop voice-coil positioner, Dedicated servo signals, pdf file
Hard Disks Components of hard disk, Disk Platters and Media, Read/Write Heads, Head Crash, Head Parking, Head Sliders, Arms and Actuator, Head Sliders, Head Arms, Head Actuator, Spindle Motor, Connectors and Jumpers, Logic Board, Cache and Cache Circuitry, Low-level hard disk geometry, Formatting, Low-Level Formatting, Partitioning, High-Level Formatting, Formatted and Unformatted Storage Capacity
How a hard drive works A hard drive is constructed basically of a sealed metal housing that protects magnetically coated platters, a group of read/write heads and an electrical motor. In combination, these elements are used to both read and write data to the surface of a platter, which is the basic means of storage for many computers
How hard disks work hard disk drive (HDD, also known as hard disk, hard drive, fixed disk, fixed drive, fixed disk drive, or the now near-obsolete usage hard file) is a non-volatile, digitally encoded data storage device that stores data on a magnetic surface layered onto hard disk platters, ...
Hard disk drives manufactures 
Fujitsu hard drives
Fujitsu hard drives Technical Data, Manuals, datasheets and jumpers, Software Utilities, Programs for formatting, erasing, diagnosing and more, Storage Capacity, Binary v. decimal standards of measuring capacity
Maxtor hard drives hard drives, SCSI and IDE drives
Quantum hard drives, SCSI and IDE drives
Samsung hard disk drives, optical disk drives, semiconductors, drivers
Seagate disc technical support index collection of drive softwares designed for your Seagate hard drive, installation guides, product manuals, specifications, hard drive info, utilities, drivers
Western digital drive parameters jumper settings, forum, downloads
Hard disk drives topics 
ATA-ATAPI.COM Information for Developers of Products Using ATA (PATA, IDE/EIDE), Serial ATA (SATA), ATAPI, CF, CE-ATA and Other ATA Related Interfaces
ATA/IDE/EIDE/SATA Integrated Drive Electronics (IDE) is an interface used to connect internal storage devices such as hard disk and CD/DVD-ROM drives
Basics of Magnetic Recording How Magnetic Recording works, magnetic field, Writing Heads, Reading Heads, Writing Magnetic Data, Reading Magnetic Data
BIOS IDE harddisk limitations BIOS dated from 1992 to 1998 which can limit the usable capacity of your new drive
Data Recovery and Hard Disk reference Hard Disk Drive Technology, RAID systems, SMART hard disk technology, Using microscopy to recover securely deleted data, More about magnetic force microscopy on hard disks, SCSI hard disk drives, ATA / (E)IDE hard disk drives How hard disk drives fail - common problems
Disk management to handle disks properly, how formatting disks, structure disk file organization using directories, low level format, partitioning a disk is dividing the disk into areas, primary MSDOS partition, extended MSDOS partition, non MSDOS partition, fdisk, high level formatting
ECMA 130 standard data interchange on 120 mm optical data disks
External Serial ATA pdf file
FCC ID search office of engineering and technology, the FCC ID consists of two elements, a grantee code and an equipment product code
ISA cards input/output
Magnetic Recording Fundamentals Magnetic Recording Fundamentals, pdf file
Parallel vs. Serial ATA Serial ATA (SATA), PATA cables, SATA cable, PATA and SATA connectors
RAID Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks --> Redundant Array of Independent Disks (or devices)
RAID: what is RAID? what is a RAID controller?
Redundant array of independent disks
Serial ATA External Serial ATA, pdf file
Serial ATA In computer hardware, Serial ATA (SATA or S-ATA) is a computer bus technology primarily designed for transfer of data to and from a hard disk. It is the successor to the legacy Advanced Technology Attachment standard (ATA, also known as IDE or Integrated Drive Electronics), ...
Serial ATA Serial ATA, Data Cable, Serial ATA Cable, Serial Cable, Serial Adapter
Serial ATA an evolutionary replacement for the Parallel ATA physical storage interface, SATA
Serial ATA The purpose of this document is to educate the reader on the technical differences between Ultra ATA and Serial ATA technology, and to provide explanation for the transition from a parallel to serial bus architecture, no more master/slave or ribbon cables, Serial ATA A Comparison with Ultra ATA Technology, pdf file
Serial ATA II Concentrator, FPDMA Data Phase, HBA (Host Bus Adapter), PRD (Physical Region Descriptor), Command Block Registers, DMA Setup, HDD Activity Indication, pdf file
Spindle motor for HDD Spindle motor for HDD, pdf file
Spindle motor hard drive spindle motor
Ultra2 SCSI Ultra2 SCSI or Low Voltage Differential (LVD) is a highly compatible computer disk drive interface that is faster and more reliable than previous SCSI standards
What are the various interface standards, and what are their specifications? ATA/ATAPI4, ATA/ATAPI5, Ultra 100, ATA/ATAPI6, ATA/ATAPI7, Serial ATA (SATA), ATA/ATAPI8, eSATA, SATA II/2.0, EIDE, ATAPI, ATA-2, ATA-3
MBR, FAT16 - FAT32 - NTFS, FDISK, partitioning  related topic: Computer boot process
Choosing FAT or NTFS: what's the difference?
Convert.exe to convert a partition to the NTFS file system, explains how to convert a FAT partition into an NTFS partition, and the considerations to take into account
FAT16 structure information Master Boot Record, Partition Entry (Part of MBR), Cylinder/Sector Encoding, Partition Type Listing, Reading Multiple Partitions, FAT16 Boot Record
FAT32 structure information see also Disk access information
FAT & NTFS File Allocation Table - NT File System, Convert FAT32 to NTFS
FAT32 This article describes the FAT32 file system that is included with Microsoft Windows XP
FDISK command FDISK is normally only required to partition a hard disk or to change the FAT, configures a HDISK
FDISK command
FDISK describes undocumented switches you can use with FDISK
Fdisk command line switches Fdisk Command Line Switches
Fdisk/MBR the most common reason to use this command is to write over a boot sector virus. This destroys the virus that is residing in the MBR. This command does not prevent reinfection of the MBR
How to Convert FAT Disks to NTFS This article describes how to convert FAT disks to NTFS
How to Fdisk (partition) and format a hard drive Fdisk and Format a Single Hard Drive with One Partition using FAT32
Installing, partitioning and formatting hard drives, windows XP
Master Boot Record and partition table Logical Sectors and Clusters, The Boot Sector, Assembly Language Jump to Boot Code, Disk Parameters Needed by DOS, Assembly Language Boot Code, Error Message, System File Names, DOS Signature, The File Allocation Table
Master Boot Record (MBR) and what it does
MBR master boot record, MBR, a disassembly of a Master Boot Record (MBR)
MBR and OS Boot Records MBR, fdisk, fat32, All the Details of many versions of both MBR and OS Boot Records
NTFS NTFS is a high-performance and self-healing file system proprietary to Windows XP 2000 NT, which supports file-level security, compression and auditing. It also supports large volumes and powerful storage solution such as RAID, a tip
Recovery of the hard drive after being trashed the utilities you'll need are RESQDISK, diskedit and unformat
Using the FDISK command

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