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HARD DISK DRIVE GUIDE
References
Last updated: 6/1/00

1. The Computer Museum History Center  Interesting site with pictures.

2.  A history of IBM "firsts" in storage technology

3.  COMPUTING MACHINES

4. Disk drives take eventful spin by George Rostky

5.  Technical Committee T13 AT Attachment

Upgrading and Repairing PCs, Sixth Edition, Scott Mueller, Que  (Believe it is in the tenth edition now; more detail than presented here)

BASICS OF MAGNETIC RECORDING

Interesting stuff about boot sectors.

The Enhanced IDE/Fast-ATA FAQ

The Anatomy of Hard Disk Design by Albert Dayes (detailed stuff, but interesting)

Whys and wherefores of formatting hard drives by Brian K. Lewis (short and well-written)

Basic Description of Banded Sector Servo IBM

No-ID sector format IBM

The era of giant magnetoresistive heads by Jim Belleson, IBM Storage Systems Division, & Ed Grochowski, IBM Almaden Research Center

Ultra ATA/66 Extends Existing Technology While Increasing Performance and Data Integrity Western Digital

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