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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History of the stick

Flash card is a type of semiconductor technology electrically reprogrammable memory. The device uses the USB-port of your computer to transfer and recording information.

The inventor of flash memory is considered Fuji Masuoka, employee Toshiba (1984). Thanks to which in 1988 was first released a commercial flash chip. So began the story of the stick. At the time, Intel, learning about flash memory, Toshiba asked for a few samples for the study. After samples were obtained Intel, the company allocated 300 people to develop such a device.

Modern flash drive Kingmax UD-03 32 GB

Modern flash drive Kingmax UD-03 32 GB

According to one version, the term “flash” was associated with the initial singularity types of flash drives that were used to store expensive special services and important information, because when an unauthorized access attempt this media itself autonomously and irrevocably delete all the necessary information.

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