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 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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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…

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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 data by modern standards are very modest. For recording at 4th speed, a continuous data stream with a speed of only 600 kb / s is required. But this is deceitful modesty. After all, the flow must be continuous! And here there are nuances. Continue reading

Information Disaster April 26

In April, the biggest problem of the month related to computers can rightly be considered the epidemic of the Win95.CIH virus – Chernobyl.

Everyone is used to the presence of computer viruses. Periodically they appear on the computer. Sometimes they manage to be detected on time. Sometimes something goes bad, but, as a rule, special tragedies do not occur. Last year, a new, very dangerous Win95.CIH virus was released. Continue reading

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…

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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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How is the Y2K controller
Despite the fact that such controllers are now produced by many companies, this type of equipment does not shine with a variety of technical solutions. Pay attention to the appearance…

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SPD EEPROM Specification
In addition to the description of the transmission interface, I2C information, the PC SDRAM Serial Presence Detect (SPD) Specification specification defines the information recorded in the EEPROM by the manufacturer.…

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