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Old 08-11-2004, 06:32 PM   #1
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if you spend all your money on a flashy CPU and RAM and go cheap on a slow hard drive, your rig may stall instead of scream. Your computer probably spends more time waiting for data from the hard drive than from any other device. If yor hard drive is a slowpoke, it will delay everything you try to do with your PC. In order to understand what makes one harddrive faster than another, it helps to know how they work.A hard drive stores bits of data as magnetic charges on rigid aluminum or glass disks, often caled platters. The drive moves Read/Write heads back and forth across the platters as they spin at 5,400 rpm (revolutions per minute0 to 15,000rpm, always keeping the heads a tiny distance above the disks' surfaces. The electromagnetic heads read data from and write it to the platers' magnetic recording layers.Because it takes a few millisecond to find data on a harddrive, which is a long time to a computer, a drive has some memory called cache buffer. these few mbs stroe the last data the drive was asked the retrive.If it asks for the same data it will find it faster.



ps in a week, I will teach you how to fdisk a brand new hard drive and how to format. until then. bye
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lol....erm thanks for that. Many people who dont get a 7,200 and 8mb cache which are like average nowadays are purddddddddy stupid.
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if you already know about hard drives dont say nothing about the dumb people.
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this is for the first getting into computers kind of post right?
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Yeah - you need a 7.2 hundred rpm Hard Drive to do anything - Downloading sometimes even that is slow.
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Next artical in a week-
Your gonna make evryone wait untill this message is number-647
Ten new people a day ask questions here.
The message # is like 10000 I believe.
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i want some 10000 rpm raptors now they sound sweet.
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ps in a week, I will teach you how to fdisk a brand new hard drive and how to format. until then. bye
Thankyou but I have already written a format/reinstall windows thread - Located here - http://www.computerforums.org/showthread.php?t=3187

But please feel free to comment/make suggestions for improvement!
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Yeah , dont need two of the same threads now and his article was brillaint anyways
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Yeeeep
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