Category: hard disk

ST1000LM035

ST1000LM035

The ST1000LM035 is a 7mm model for laptop machines. The disk is available in 1TB and 2TB capacities and the ST1000LM035-1RK172 model is reviewed. Spindle speed 5400 RPM Seagate’s highest capacity thin, 7mm, laptop drives at 1TB and 2TB Light in weight to support portable computers Enables drop-in 2TB capacity transition without the weight of …

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ST2000DM001

ST2000DM001

The new Seagate ST2000DM001 is high capacity 2TB disk with 500GB on each side of 2 plates. Operating at 7200rpm, the ST2000DM001 manages to reach 120MB/s of bandwidth. Seagate decided that the performance loss of moving to 5900RPM wasn’t justified by the power savings. It believed that by introducing a more power efficient 7200RPM drive it …

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TOSHIBA DT01ACA300

DT01ACA300

The Toshiba DT01ACA300 is a standard 3TB SATA III hard disk. Toshiba returned to the hard disk business after buying Hitachi’s hard disk unit in a deal with WDC. With the return of Toshiba, there are now three vendors manufacturing 3½” hard disks. Concerns that Toshiba was not committed should be allayed as the DT01ACA300l is …

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BACKUP WITH FILE HISTORY

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File History is the new Backup solution that comes with Windows 8 and above. File history can now transparently backup Documents, Music, Pictures, Videos, and Desktop folders and the OneDrive files.as well. Beware that File History can use a fair amount of storage so its not a bad idea to have a larger capacity disk to …

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ST3000DM001

ST3000DM001

The new Seagate ST3000DM001 is high capacity 3TB disk with 500GB on each side of 3 plates. Operating at 7200rpm, the ST3000DM001 manages to reach 120MB/s of bandwidth. Seagate decided that the performance loss of moving to 5900RPM wasn’t justified by the power savings. It believed that by introducing a more power efficient 7200RPM drive it could deliver …

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ST3750525AS

ST3750525AS

By now the world knows that Seagate Barracuda 7200 drives, from the world’s premier storage provider, deliver years of reliable service and high performance. This is a product family that has been strengthened and refined over 12 generations. It embodies the highest levels of reliability, performance and capacity. And this latest generation is a leader …

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ST2000DL003

st2000dl003

The new Seagate ST2000DL003 is high capacity 2TB disk. Operating at 7200rpm, the ST2000DL003 manages to reach 105MB/s of bandwidth. Seagate was able to achieve 2TB by reducing the speed of the disk and leveraging the extreme number of sectors on each track to compensate. The ST2000DL003 is perfect for media libraries. Ideal for everyday …

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ST3500320AS

ST3500320AS

The ST3500320AS is a 500GB SATA hard disk. Seagate released some new firmware for this disk, check with Seagate to determine if your disk is affected. 500GB Capacity and 32-MB Cache Best-in-class environmental specifications and reliability features Adaptive Fly Height offers consistent read/write performance from the beginning to the end of your computing workload Ships …

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ST3320620AS

ST3320620AS

The Seagate ST3320620AS is a 320GB hard disk from the 7200.10 series. 7200.10 7200rpm 320GB Perpendicular Recording 16MB cache SATA II Whisper-quiet operation Enhanced G-Force Protection against handling damage Clean Sweep calibration and Directed Offline scan diagnostics RoHS (restriction of hazardous substances) compliant The 7200.10 series disks have a good reputation for being a rock solid …

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IOMEGA ZIP DRIVE

The IOmega Zip drive was released circa Q4 1994. The Zip drive originally was shipped as a SCSI device but it had a firmware problem that caused the drive to malfunction. The Zip disk with 100 megabytes of capacity was very attractive at a time when most computers were equipped with 200-500MB hard disks. The …

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MAXTOR 7540AV

MAXTOR 7540AV

The Maxtor 7540AV is a large capacity 540MB hard disk. The 7540AV is slightly larger than DOS  could manage with on 8088 or 80286 based machines. Maxtor also had larger SCSI disks up to 1.2GB but they were very expensive and DOS limitations reduced their appeal. This disk was $550 new in Q1 1994. 540MB …

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HARDCARD

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The IBC PC usually had a single floppy drive. Quantum realized some machines could used an expansion card to add storage. The original Quantim 10MB hard card was $1095. The earlier Xebec Owl 10MB disk was released in August 1984 with a 5¾” disk and a SASI controller on a card. Quantum introduced the hardcard with …

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RODIME RO352

RODIME RO352

The Rodime RO352 is he first hard disk available in the 3½” format. This disk cost $1,895 when new in 1983. 11MB ST506 interface 306 cylinders 4 heads 17 sectors 306 landing zone type 02 3600rpm The Rodime RO0352  is a ST506 MFM hard disk in the 3½” format . There are two models in the series, RO351 …

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HARD DISK LIMITS

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One of the most frustrating problems a lot of DIY enthusiasts came up against was BIOS problems that prevented the use of larger capacity disks. In the early days, DOS version 1 which came on a floppy with our original PC could not even use directories. All saved files had to be saved in the …

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