How to choose additional equipment
An important place in the LAN of the office is occupied by the wiring closet. The cabinet itself does not directly participate in the work of the LAN, but it…

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The Iron Solution to the 2000 Iron Problem
Before the onset of 2000, about three more months. But the situation was noticeably heated. It is understandable. If even a small fraction of what is written in the press…

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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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Are “stamped” discs really so perfect?

“Stamped” discs (or, if you want, “aluminum”) can be made in various ways. The most common is, to be precise, injection molding, rather than stamping. Modern technologies make it possible to achieve extremely high manufacturing accuracy, however, compact discs made in this way will be prohibitively expensive. Therefore, really “stamped” discs contain many single, at least errors. The main thing is that the available number of errors does not cause a decrease in read speed.“Branded” discs really read the same way without the slightest problem on any CD-ROM. The read speed of “branded” disks in tests played the role of calibration data, since they can be used to obtain real drive characteristics in the absence of errors.

As for the most common “pirated” discs in our country, everything is not going smoothly here. If initially the technology admits a certain number of errors, then the slightest violation of the technology (increased dustiness of production facilities, production of a large number of copies from one matrix) will lead to a poor readability of the disc. To the credit of our pirates, I should note that in most cases the “aluminum” “pirate” discs are made with very high quality. However, out of a random selection of 25 discs, 3 discs of poor quality were detected.

A sharp decrease in the reading speed in certain areas of the disk surface indicates an unacceptable number of errors in these areas. All these discs are confidently backed up. However, it can be seen that the disc “3 Heroes” at the end is poorly recorded. It is enough to have a little dirt or minor scratches in this area so that it stops reading.

Mass Share Against Iomega
On September 10, 1998, in the New Castle County Supreme Court, Delaware, on behalf of all Iomega Zip drive owners, a campaign of dissatisfied consumers began that went beyond national…

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This is the sonorous name of Athlon
Well, AMD is completely out of control. Rolls new processors out of the cornucopia. Most recently, on February 23, AMD announced two new processors: AMD-K6®-III-400 and AMD-K6®-III-450. By the way,…

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How to avoid network downtime?
A network of any company or organization is created to provide users with easy access to information, applications and network services. However, both company’s productivity and revenues can suffer significantly…

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“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”…

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