Key Concepts Archive

What Is a Serial ATA (SATA) Cable?

SATA or Serial ATA is the abbreviation of Serial Advanced Technology Attachment. The SATA is an IDE standard that was released in 2001 to connect different kinds of devices like motherboards, hard drives, and optical …

What Does Format Mean? Detailed Explaination

Definition of Format What Does It Mean & Guides Showing How to Format When we talk about format a drive either it’s a floppy disk, hard disk or flash drive, we mean to prepare that …

What Does a Hard Drive’s Seek Time Mean?

The seek time of hard drive is the duration which a computer’s part takes to locate a specific piece of information on a storage device. It’s represented in milliseconds and the smaller this number is …

What is hard disk drive (A Detailed Guide)

The most common storage drive that is used around the world is a hard disk drive which is typically used to store a large amount of data. This device is used both inside and outside …

What Is a Floppy Disk Drive?

The floppy drive is another kind of storage media which is basically computer hardware which read and write data to a small disk. It ranges from 3.5″ drive to 5.25″ drive. It’s the first ever …

Parallel ATA (PATA)

PATA or Parallel ATA is a standard like SATA that connects storage devices with computers. Using this IDE connection you can connect hard drives, optical drives with the motherboard. Parallel ATA (PATA) PATA is a …

What Is Random Access Memory (RAM)?

Random Access Memory or RAM is another computer hardware part which stores data temporarily and loses everything when the power goes off. The more RAM a computer possess the faster it processes the information increasing …

What Is Fragmentation & Defragmentation?

Fragmentation is the process to write data of hard drives or memory modules on separate locations on the drive. These fragmented pieces of data are individually called as fragments. What Is Fragmentation & Defragmentation? Defragmentation …