Partition Magic - Partition Manager Software

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What is a Hard Disk?

  • A hard disk or drive is the part of your computer responsible for long-term storage of information. Unlike volatile memory (often referred to as RAM) which loses its stored information once its power supply is shut off, a hard disk stores information permanently, allowing you to save programs, files, and other data. Hard disks also have much greater storage capacities than RAM; in fact, current hard disks may contain over 20 GB of storage space.

    Basic Components of a Hard Disk
    A hard disk is comprised of four basic parts: platters, a spindle, read/write heads, and integrated electronics.

    1. Platters are rigid disks made of metal or plastic. Both sides of each platter are covered with a thin layer of iron oxide or other magnetizable material.
    2. The platters are mounted on a central axle or spindle, which rotates all the platters at the same speed.
    3. Read/write heads are mounted on arms that extend over both top and bottom surfaces of each disk. There is at least one read/write head for each side of each platter. The arms jointly move back and forth between the platters' centers and outside edges; this movement, along with the platters' rotation, allows the read/write heads to access all areas of the platters.
    4. The integrated electronics translate commands from the computer and move the read/write heads to specific areas of the platters, thus reading and/or writing the needed data.

    How Is Data Stored and Retrieved?
    Computers record data on hard disks as a series of binary bits. Each bit is stored as a magnetic charge (positive or negative) on the oxide coating of a disk platter. When a computer saves data, it sends the data to the hard disk as a series of bits. As the disk receives the bits, it uses the read/write heads to magnetically record or "write" the bits on the platters. Data bits are not necessarily stored in succession; for example, the data in one file may be written to several different areas on different platters.
    When the computer requests data stored on the disk, the platters rotate and the read/write heads move back and forth to the specified data area(s). The read/write heads read the data by determining the magnetic field of each bit, positive or negative, and then relay that information back to the computer.
    The read/write heads can access any area of the platters at any time, allowing data to be accessed randomly (rather than sequentially, as with a magnetic tape). Because hard disks are capable of random access, they can typically access any data within a few millionths of a second.

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  • Drive Mapper
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  • Create Rescue Disks
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