Magnetic Hard Disk Drive Descriptive Essay by sjsilvertree

Magnetic Hard Disk Drive
An analysis of the construction, history, evolution, and importance of the magnetic hard disk drive in personal computers and other devices.
# 91396 | 738 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2006 | US

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This paper discusses the magnetic hard disk drive and how it works, from its creation to the present day. It also discusses possible future technological advances. It then discusses the varied uses of hard drives and the impact the device has had on society over the past few decades.

From the Paper:

"Personal computer technology has grown exponentially over the past few decades, but at its core, construction remains focused on certain necessary components. The magnetic hard disk drive is one of those components. Despite its importance and widespread use, many casual computer users know little about the history of or workings of this device. The magnetic hard disk drive, or simply hard drive, as it is known by most computer users, has come a long way and evolved over fifty years to become the ubiquitous storage device the world knows today."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Hard Disk. 19 November 2006. Wikipedia. 20 November 2006. <>.
  • Capron, H.L. and J.A. Johnson. Computers: Tools for an Information Age. Prentice Hall: Upper Saddle River, 2004.
  • Grochowski, E. and R.D. Halem. Technological Impact of Magnetic Hard Disk Drives on Storage Systems. 21 April 2003. IBM. 20

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