Tweak3D heeft een artikel gepost waarin zij uitleggen hoe de harde schijf werkt. Er wordt aandacht besteed aan alle belangrijke onderdelen van de harde schijf in een zeer duidelijk geschreven artikel.
Nowadays, bigger and bigger size drives are so common that we take them for granted. We just opt for the largest size we can get and we’re happy. What we may not know is that the hard drive is one of the most significant performance factors in our PCs.
Over 60% of the time, your ultra fast processor is sitting around daydreaming the day he meets a pretty and sensitive solid state drive packed with silicon – pardon the pun. The hard drive is the slowest part in your computer (after the floppy drive and cd-rom). This is because it is mechanical and consequently, has moving components. This moving and rotating business takes time and it will never be as fast as the solid state electronics that move at the speed of an electron. Yet despite all this, it is the one device that stores all the information kept on the computer.