The Hard Drive Bible

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Corporate Systems Center, 1996 - Computers - 500 pages
THE HARD DRIVE BIBLE, EIGHTH EDITION is the definitive reference book for anyone who deals with personal computer data storage devices of any kind. This comprehensive work covers installations, drive parameters, & set up information for thousands of Hard Disk, Optical, DAT Tape, & CD-ROM Drives. A concise history of data storage devices is followed by the most expansive compilation of technical data offered to the public today. Specifications, drawings, charts & photos cover jumper settings, cabling, partitioning & formatting of disk drives. SCSI commands & protocols are addressed, in addition to chapters revealing the intricacies of different interface standards & common troubleshooting procedures. THE HARD DRIVE BIBLE contains the answers to anyone's questions concerning the purchase, installation & use of modern digital data storage devices. The difficulties caused by compatibility mismatches are addressed & solutions are offered. Also featured are controller card information & performance ratings, as well as valuable tips on increasing drive performance & reliability through software. THE HARD DRIVE BIBLE is published by Corporate Systems Center, one of the leaders in the digital storage device field. A CD-ROM included with the book carries CSC's drive performance test software & formatting tools, as well as thousands of drive parameters, specifications, & technical drawings. To order contact: Corporate Systems Center, 1294 Hammerwood Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94089; 408-743-8787.

From inside the book


The History of Disk Drives
Basic Drive Operation
Data Encoding and Decoding

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