The thickness of the magnetic layer of the disk
Removable magnetic media, manufactured by Iomega for Bernoulli drives, were extremely durable and reliable and cost quite a bit. The special 3-inch disks used in Zip are very similar to…

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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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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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fault tolerance

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 when a server running one or more business applications becomes unavailable. Losses from downtime, according to various sources, for an average company range from units to tens of thousands of dollars per minute. Continue reading

Golden Disks and IDE
The problem of recording "golden" discs has already been covered on our website (as well as in the journal CHIP, No. 8, 1999). However, the problems continue. Only, if earlier…

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How did the action of the Win95.CIH virus manifest on April 26, 1999 in Kiev
Naturally, the consequences of the virus will for a long time be generalized at different levels. However, the first victim of this virus brought his computer to the EPOS service…

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Problems recording a gold disc
Recently, CD recorders have become very widespread. In this regard, the circle of people dissatisfied with these devices has also expanded dramatically. There was a firm belief that recording on…

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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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