disc drive


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Noun1.disc drive - computer hardware that holds and spins a magnetic or optical disk and reads and writes information on itdisc drive - computer hardware that holds and spins a magnetic or optical disk and reads and writes information on it
drive - (computer science) a device that writes data onto or reads data from a storage medium
fixed disk, hard disc, hard disk - a rigid magnetic disk mounted permanently in a drive unit
computer science, computing - the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures
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The company, a joint venture between Hitachi and LG Electronics, rigged bids on optical disc drive sales to Dell and Hewlett-Packard, and fixed prices on drives sold to Microsoft, according to a 15-count felony charge filed with the U.S.
This region is the fastest growing in the world, with around 30 per cent of all hard disc drive business being generated here within the next three to five years, according to Socratous.
Big changes are coming for the hard disc drive market.
Prior to the introduction of the notebook-use disc drive, Panasonic will ship samples of the half-height (41.3-mm) desktop version in October and start volume production by January 2006.
Currie Munce, IBM's director of hard disk drive technology, holds up the 1956 Ramac disc drive and a current IBM Microdrive at the company's hard drive museum in Calfornia.
TELECOMWORLDWIRE-21 June 2002-Philips reveals small disc drive for handheld devices (C)1994-2002 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com
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Over the past two years alone, Seagate exercises its leadership with the introduction of the world's fastest disc drive (Cheetah X15), the world's highest capacity disc drive (Barracuda 180), and the lowest cost SCSI disc drive (Barracuda 36ES).
Seagate Technology Inc is claiming to have demonstrated the world's highest disk drive areal density of greater than 16 billion bits per square-inch - nearly three times the storage capacity per square inch of any hard disc drive shipping today, it says.
Panasonic Communications & Systems Company has introduced the world's first commercially available multi-function rewritable optical disc drive that uses a newly developed phase-change technology to overwrite data in one pass, the LF-7010.
10, 2009 (CENS) -- Succeeding in venturing into the slim disc drive segment this year, Taiwan-based Lite-On Information Technology Corp., the largest maker of half-height disc drive on the island, scored combined revenue of NT5.67 billion (US$174.46 million at US$1: NT$32.5) for October, up 8.88% from September and hitting a single-month high, according to company sources.
What do a high-rise elevator and disc drive technology Serial ATA Native Command Queuing (NCQ) have in common?