PC Powerhouse heeft een harddrive guide in elkaar geborduurd. Rotational Speed, Aeal Density, Seek Times: al dat soort leuke grappen komen aan bod. Hier de intro:
I'm not going to tell you how hard drives work, or how each component of a hard drive looks and works. If you really want to know just what a hard drive does and/or works, check out Seagate's Hard Drive FAQ or IBM's tutorial about Hard Disk Drives. The Storage Review has also posted excellent material on hard drives you might want to check out.
Hard drive performance is probably the single area that PC users don't seem to care about. When looking for a new drive, size and cost are generally the two biggest concerns, and some hard drive reviews will give you numbers like cost-per-megabyte as a guide to determine which drive is best for you to purchase. However, the performance of your drive can make a big difference in determining the overall speed of your system. Just because two drives are UltraDMA/ATA-4, doesn't mean they have the same performance. Several factors play an important roll in determining the performance of a hard drive, and that is what I cover in the following section.
Zie ook hun Seagate Cheetah en IBM Deskstar 14GXP reviews waar ik eerder vandaag wat nieuws over postte.