DIMM EEPROM test program dimm.exe
A quick analysis of the type of DIMM module installed in the system unit can also be done with dimm_id.exe. The program is subject to all the restrictions discussed above:…

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Zip Technologies: Pros and Cons
Since the creation of the FDD 3.5 "1.44 MB high-density, a lot of time has passed and this type of media has not undergone any changes during this period, while…

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Almost everything about SPD-EEPROM ...
To this day, there are still SDRAM DIMMs operating at 66 MHz frequencies that are not equipped with the SPD-EEPROM chip, which contains the most important time parameters and data…

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problems

Checking the status of the Zip drive

TIP.EXE is a Zip disk surface quality test. The principle of the program is as follows: this program reads each sector of data from the disk, enters them into the computer’s memory, and in the free sector writes / reads special test sequences. Your data is saved when the device functions and the surface condition of this cartridge allow. Continue reading

“Clicks of Death” – what is it?

This is such a situation when the drive has lost its ability to read the servo track for proper head positioning. At the same time, the drive does not “see” where its heads are and interrupts the operation of writing / reading data. Then the heads are removed from the cartridge and a click is heard. In such a situation, the Iomega strategy involves repeating attempts to read data, having previously wiped the heads and returned them to their original position at the zero point. Continue reading

Z-tracks

In devices with a moving coil there are no pre-fixed positions. Instead, they use a special guidance system (positioning), which accurately brings the heads to the desired track.

The system of precise guidance of the heads on the tracks is called a servo drive, and for its operation a feedback signal is required that carries information about the real relative position of the tracks and heads.

Temperature fluctuations do not affect the accuracy of the drive. When compressing and expanding disks (rotation, temperature), all changes in their sizes are monitored by a servo drive and the positions of the heads are adjusted. Continue reading

After checking all the computers and installing, where necessary, the recommended boards, will the 2000 problem be resolved?
Of course not! Most of the problems will remain. The danger of the 2000 problem is that in recent years, very large databases have accumulated in any organization. In these…

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Design Features of the Zip Drive Head Drive
Unlike HDDs, the Zip drive uses a linear drive with a moving coil. There are two types of drive mechanisms for moving coil heads: linear and rotary. These types differ…

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The Iron Problem of 2000
The 2000 issue is already becoming a hot topic. Moreover, a little more than 200 days remain before its onset. The point is that, for a number of reasons, in…

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The Taming of the Shrew CIH
More recently, on April 26, we witnessed the massive destruction of computers (the destruction of CMOS content) and the destruction of information on hard drives. The blow to the pocket…

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