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Hard Disk Drive Specks Guide

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The term specification simply defines the characterisitics of a particular component. With hard disk drive technologies a number of key specifications define how a hard drive performs. This document will provide an overview of these topics.

The Growing Demands of Software

As some software proves more demanding in the amount of disk space required certain applications require larger capacity drives. A typical Windows XP operating system requires a bare minimum of two gigabytes of free disk space, while the newest Windows operating system labelled Vista requires up to four gigabytes of free hard drive space.

Prices of Various Hard Disk Drives Listed By Manufacturer

The table shown below illustrates the prices of various hard drives.

  Manufacturer Capacity Price   Manufacturer Capacity Price  
Western Digital 4.3GB $200 Maxtor Diamond Max 8.4 GB $232
Western Digital 6.4GB $209 Maxtor Diamond Max 13.5GB $325
Western Digital 8.4GB $235 Maxtor Diamond Max 7.5 GB $310
Western Digital 10.1GB $269 Fujitsu 4.3 GB $179
Western Digital 13.0GB $341 Fujitsu 6.4 GB $199
Quantum 3.2 GB $169 Fujitsu UDMA 8.4 GB $214
Quantum 4.3 GB $194 Samsung 6.4GB $194
Quantum 6.4 GB $235 Samsung 4.3GB $179
Table 1.1 - Various Hard Disk Drive Prices Based On Manufacturer and Capacity.
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