Hard Disk Drive (HDD)

Tips to improve hard disk performance

Computers are very important in modern business establishments. One of the most important components of a computer system is a hard drive because it’s key for maintaining productivity, communicating with customers, and storing essential data. If a computer develops problems it will badly interfere with the total productivity of employees. This results in work backlog [...]

Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology (S.M.A.R.T.) for Hard Disk Drives

S.M.A.R.T. is used to monitor computer hard disk drives and solid state drive, where it detects and reports on variety of indicators like drive reliability and predicts chances of the disks failing. When S.M.A.R.T. detects hardware failure the user has the option to replace the drive and minimize chances of data loss or expected outrage. [...]

Setting up multiple hard disk drives via RAID

Redundant Array of Independent Disks (RAID) is a technology that puts many hard drives together and improves on what one drive cannot do individually. Based on the user’s configuration mechanism, a RAID system can considerably increase computer speed, because the multiple hard drives will work together as a single drive. The user can as well [...]

The Basics Of Hard Disk Drive Encryption

Hard disk drives usually contain a lot of data yet any person using the computer can easily access the data, unless the data has limited access rights, which can better still be called encryption. Data encryption technology has for many years been used to protect information stored in hard disks by simply converting them into [...]

What you need to know about types of PC partitions

As much as many people are moved to do PC partitions, they do not have enough information about the types of partitions available. We are going to look at the master boot record (MBR) partitioning scheme, which is common in Linux, DOS, MS Windows and others, for the computer systems that are compatible with PCs. [...]

What to Know about PC Hard Disk Partitioning

Hard disk partitioning involves division of the hard disk drive into many logical storage units named partitions. Partitioning helps to treat one physical disk drive like multiple disks making it possible to use a different file system for each of the partitions. In order to do a partition one needs a partition editor application, which [...]

Erasing Data on Hard Disk Drives

Data erasure can at times be called data wiping or data cleaning, and is a software-based criteria for data overwriting which aims to totally destroy all electronic data on digital media such a hard disk drive (HDD). If one would like to delete all data residing on a HDD then they have to perform commands [...]

Performance characteristics of a good hard disk

Hard disk drive high performance derives from devices with faster performance characteristics. These devices can be solid state drives (SSD) or rotating drives like optical disks, hard disk drives and floppy disk drives. A large percentage of attributes relating to movement of mechanical parts do apply to solid state drivers, however, the drive is affected [...]

Installing new hard drive in a desktop PC

If you would like to install a hard disk drive you do not need the services of a technician because this is one of the most pretty easy stuffs you can fix right away. You need to shop for the correct hard drive first because this is more important that doing the fixing themselves. Replacing [...]

Hard disk data recovery

If your hard disk crashes with your important data, you have some hope because of the breakthroughs in the data recovery. There are many causes of data loss, the first one is software related and is easiest to solve. You may accidentally delete an important folder and emptied it to the recycle bin, or formatted [...]