What is CHS (Cylinder/Head/Sector)?

Many computer users don’t know the hard drive components and how hard drive works. Do you know how files are stored in your hard drive? How Windows know whether the files are? How to read files from and write into … Read More

What is Partition Boot Sector?

Each partition (also sometimes called a “logical DOS volume” in the DOS/Windows world) has its own volume boot sector. This is distinct from the master boot sector (or record) that controls the entire disk, but is similar in concept. It … Read More

Hard drive interface introduction and comparison

Some readers reflect that they don’t know the difference among hard drives, so this article introduces the hard drive interface, including IDE, SATA and SCSI. What is IDE/ATA Hard Drive? Integrated Device Electronics. It is the most widely-used hard drive … Read More

What is disk sector and bad sector, how to repair bad sector

What is disk sector? In the context of computer hardware, a sector is a sub-division of a track of a magnetic hard disk or optical disc. A sector stores a fixed amount of data. The typical formatting of sectors allows … Read More

Basic Knowledge about Partition and Partitioning

What is a hard disk? A hard disk/drive is one the part of your computer responsible for long-term storage of information. Unlike volatile memory (often refers to RAM), which lost its storage information once its power supply is shut off, … Read More