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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IDE Interface Features
The main requirement of the recording device to the interface is the ability to continuously transmit data to it during the recording process. Requirements for the speed of receipt of…

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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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Monthly Archives: July 2017

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 on the chips used in the module and their manufacturer. The modules at 66 MHz worked flawlessly, allowing memory expansion by adding DIMM modules from other manufacturers or another type of execution. 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 databases, a huge share is occupied by dates. In most cases, dates are stored in two-digit year format. After the onset of 2000, there will be confusion both with the interpretation of the value of the year, and, most importantly, with the processing of these data. Continue reading

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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“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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SDRAM PC100 Memory Testing Software
You can write your own routine or use ready-made utilities. We recommend using the ctsmb.exe program (System-Management-Bus-Scanner 1.2), which works if there is a South-Bridge PIIX4 on the motherboard (PIIX…

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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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