an open hard drive

The hard disk drive tutorials page





They are called "hard disk drive", sometimes more shortly "hard drive".
Is that their correct name? Probably it is, since many peoples consider them a "hard" matter to manage (and sometimes it drives them crazy...)

This page of links is intended to provide a quick reference for basic knowledge on hard disk drive technology and solution finder.
 
Tutorials about hard drives
 
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/177 anatomy of a hard disk drive, from "Hardware Secrets"
blog.drivelabs.us blog about hard drives and hard drive failures
www.pctechguide.com/04disks.htm clear principles and definitions about hard disks
www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/how-hard-drives-work how a hard disk works
www.duxcw.com/digest/guides/hd/index.html an accurate guide of disk drives, with wise suggestions
www.pcguide.com/ref/hdd/index.htm a complete tutorial about disk drives history, file systems, performances...
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/printpage/245 some funny myth about data recovery from hard drives
www.evilmadscientist.com/2006/how-to-make-hard-drive-wind-chimes how to make a simple wind chime out of hard drive components

The RAID technology
Links links about RAID

Manufacturers sites
Maxtor/Quantum hard disk heads detail
Western Digital
HP
Toshiba
Hitachi
Samsung
Novell Netware
IBM OS/2, OS/2 Warp
Sun Solaris

Hard disk drive recovery services
drivelabs.us data recovery U.S.A. and worldwide
recupero-dati.net data recovery Italy
RAID recovery U.S.A. recovery of RAID arrays America
recu-france.com data recovery Grenoble (France)