• Quantum Corporation Disk Drive
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    Overview In the past two decades, Quantum Corp. of Milpitas, California, has become one of the leaders in the design, manufacturing, and marketing of digital storage products including hard disk drives and digital tapes. By following its own path and making decisions criticized by the rest of the industry, Quantum has managed, not only to survive in an industry that has destroyed lesser companies, but to thrive and be recognized as one of the industry's quality leaders. Quantum Corporation was f...
  • It Hardware And Software
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    HARDWARE The computer system is made up of 2 parts; the hardware and the software. Hardware is the name given to all the devices that make up the computer system. These are components of the computer that can be physically handled. Hardware are divided into input devices, central processing unit, backing storage and output devices. Input devices Input devices are used to get data into the computer. Examples: keyboard, mouse, joystick, light pen, optical scanner and microphone. The central proce...
  • Computer App Operating System
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    A short course in windows 981. The physical components of a computer system are referred to as it's hardware. 2. A computer's main circuit board is called it's mother board. 3. One byte of memory consists of eight bits. 4. One kilobyte is equal to 1, 024 bytes. 5. Some examples of mass storage devices are floppy disk drives, hard disk drives, and CD-Rom drives. 6. Of the various types of printers, the highest quality output is produced by a laser printer. 7. True: computer components housed ou...
  • Hard Drive Evolution Form Factor
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    Even before the first commercial computers appeared in 1951, "mass" storage, although minuscule by today's standards, was a necessity. As early as the mid-1800 s, punch cards were used to provide input to early calculators and other machines. The 1940 s ushered in the decade when vacuum tubes were used for storage until, finally, tape drives started to replace punch cards in the early 1950 s. Only a couple of years later, magnetic drums appeared on the scene. In 1957, the first hard drive was in...
  • Al Shugart Disk Drive
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    Al Shugart Al Shugart Al Shugart Overview Al Shugart is a co-founder of Seagate Technology, Inc. , and is now Chairman of the Board, President, and CEO of the company, which is the largest independent hard-drive manufacturer in the world. Born in Los Angeles, California in 1930, Alan F. Shugart received his Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering and Physics from the University of Redlands in 1951. He immediately went to work for IBM as a field engineer, and over the next 18 years managed deve...