hard drives and this demo, we will examine different aspects for hard drives. First, we will examine the different types of hard drive technology,
see a basic car drive installation and walk through the steps of initializing the installed hard drive
hard drives Our data storage devices. Traditional hard drives rely on magnetized aluminum platters for data storage medium
reading. Right heads are used to write data to the platters, as well as retrieve data stored on the platters and loaded into ram.
While in operation, the hard drive's platters rotate referred to a spindle speed. The higher the speed, the better the performance.
Common speeds include 5400 revolutions per minute, 7200 rpm,
and 15,000 rpm.
Another hard drive technology you will likely encounter are solid state hard drives.
These hard drives are made of semiconductors, transistors and bubble memory.
Here, memory chips are used for data storage and serve as a replacement for the revolving parts used in traditional hard drives.
Next, we will take a look at some of the harder of cabling you are likely to encounter.
We will examine three main types of hard drive cabling that you're likely to run across. The 1st 2 types rely on advanced technology attachment or a T A.
The first type is called parallel a ta or pita.
It is also commonly called I D, which stands for integrated Dr Electron ICS.
Typically hard drives that use pita also use a Molex power connector
on a pita or i D hard drive. The connectors are inserted into the indicated sockets.
Note. For Peeta, there are often jumper connections on the hard drive that are used to specify the role for the hard drive.
The Jumper connection are located as shown in the right, most circle, conveniently a key for the Jumper Connections. Configuration has been provided on the back of the hard drive.
one Consider hard drive to serve as a master or slave role.
As you can see in the Left most circle,
this hard drive has been configured for cable select mode.
The second type of 88 cabling you are likely to encounter is called
Serial a Ta or Seda.
Sita uses a connector similar to the one shown,
and he stayed. A power connector is used for supplying power to the hard drive.
The connection's wanna say to Dr are shown
Note the smaller state a connector socket on the right.
The state of power connector goes on the left.
Lastly, the second major competing technology for a hard drive, Caitlyn has been the small computer system interface or S. C. S I.
S C s. I is often pronounced scuzzy.
A scuzzy connector will look similar to the one shown.
The scuzzy hard drive may use different power connectors, including the Molex Power connector shown.
We will briefly examine the basic steps needed to install a state, a hard drive and a typical desktop PC.
First, you will need to open the computer case and make sure that you have a slot available for installing the hard drive.
Here we have plenty of room.
Next, you can connect the state a connector to the motherboard by inserting the connector into the socket shown in the following.
You may need to consult the manual for the motherboard to determine where the connection is located.
Next, slide the hard drive into one of the open slots. In the computer case, the hard drive will have several holes used for securing the hard drive with mounting screws
as indicated by the yellow circles, continue to push the hard drive in until the mounting holes in the computer case aligned with the holes in the hard drive shown in the following.
Next, you should secure the drive with mounting screws.
Be sure to install both mounting screws. However. We're not done yet.
We still need to secure the other side of the hard drive.
To do this. Remove the other side of the computer case.
You will see you something like the following.
you will see mounting holes located in the same location as on the other side of the case and hard drive
and additional mounting screws. And the hard drive will be properly secured in the computer case.
In the next step, we will attach the state a connector and say to power connector,
locate an available state of power connector by starting at the power supply,
trace the power cables from the power supply and locate unavailable seat of power connector, as shown
on the back of the state of Dr Insert, the state of power connector has shown
next insert the seat. A connector, as shown
now the drivers installed,
replaced the site panels on the computer case.
Next, we will look at how to initialize and form at the hard drive.
In order to initialize the hard drive, we will need to create a disc label and format the hard drive. You can use many different tools to do this task. For example, G part. It is an open source tool and has included in most bootable Lennox distributions.
Alternatively, you can also use the Windows operating system.
In this example, we're going to look at how to do these steps in Windows eight.
In Windows eight, we will use the utilities accessible through computer management Icon.
Click on the icon and you will be greeted with the following.
Select the disc management option.
During the process, the utility will determine that the hard drive has not been initialized and a pop up will appear.
Click okay, as we do wish toh at a master boot record for the drive.
The drive will now appear a shown. However, we still need to form at the hard drive
to form at the new Dr First Click on the drive, you will note it is selected when the Grey cross hatches appear
next click on the action option as indicated
under the menu, Select all tasks and new simple volume.
When you click on new simple volume,
you will be greeted with the Wizard
By default, the maximum displays should be selected.
We will use this value so we click next.
Next we select a drive. Later,
we will go with E and click next.
Now we will select formatting options for the drive. We will use the NT F S file system format and perform a quick format.
We will also supply a custom label name for the drive
to do this. Enter the label name in the indicated field.
Here we have added the name my volume
Quick next to proceed to the next window,
you can review the options you have selected, use back to return to the previous steps and make any needed adjustments.
Since we're ready to form at the drive, we click Finish.
If you examine the hard drive, you will now note that it has been formatted, as in T. F s the label name. My volume is also listed for the drive.
This completes our examination of hard drives