How Hard Drives Work

The hard drive (also called hard disk, or hard disk drive) stores all the data that is saved on your computer. Every file you save, program you download, or setting you select has a place on your hard drive. The Windows operating system resides on your hard drive too. Without your hard drive, not only would you not be able to save any data, you wouldn’t be able to operate your PC. But how does a hard drive work? Hard drives are composed of platters which rotate at high speeds. These platters are similar to compact disks or records, spinning…

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