Interesting facts about the hard disk

Form factor hard drives does not indicate the size of the case, and the diameter of the drive plate, which is traditionally marked in inches. Thus, the 3.5-inch HDD has a body width of 10 cm, ie 3.937 inches.

Over the years, the capacity of hard drives doubles every 12 months.

Toshiba hard drive form factor measuring 0.85 inches

Toshiba hard drive form factor measuring 0.85 inches

In 2004 by Toshiba at the Consumer Electronics Show was presented HDD form factor measuring 0.85 inches, which amounts to 4 GB. This model was entered in the Guinness Book of Records, and was later put into production.

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Resistive memory – the technology of the future

In May 2012, British scientists have created (by the way, quite by accident, during the creation of a silicon-based light-emitting diodes), the world’s first prototype chip resistive memory (ReRAM), building on silica. As stated by the scientists, this prototype could well be the basis for further development of superfast next generation memory chip created as fully capable to operate in ambient conditions. Now a little more detail.

Chip ReRAM, manufacturer Elpida Memory

Chip ReRAM, manufacturer Elpida Memory

ReRAM – is the next generation non-volatile memory, which can at the same chip area to store much more information than those used to date different types of memory.

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Most interesting facts about flash cards

Flash card is one species of portable external storage of digital information. Modern flash endowed compact, high capacity, protection against mechanical and electromagnetic effects, high speed read and write information. And thus, they pose great competition to other storage media.

Most secure USB flash drive in the world..

Most secure USB flash drive in the world..

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Most unusual storage

2inch Floppy Disk – a two-inch floppy disk size 720 KB, created in 1989 specifically for laptop Zenit Minisport, but has found its application in the camcorder Fuji Film LT-1.

2inch Floppy Disk

2inch Floppy Disk

Hitachi Micro Hamster – a miniature hard drive, the size of a hamster and 1 gigabyte, submitted in 2009 by Hitachi called Microdrive.

Canon Optical Card – an optical card written only once, something like CD-R, but without the rotating disk.

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