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sulekha
August 21st, 2010, 10:36 AM
Hi all,

In a Hard disk ,The data platters are completely sealed so that no dust/dirt can get in this feature makes hard disk more reliable than removable media isn't it.Is there any other feature that makes HDD a better proposition than removable media ???

KdotJ
August 21st, 2010, 10:39 AM
I/O speeds...
If you're talking about a USB stick for example, you can easily see the difference in data transfer speeds. The HDD are connected to the motherboard on a much faster BUS, whereas the USB ports are typically connected by A much slower BUS

cascade9
August 21st, 2010, 11:23 AM
HDDs might have a much longer lifespan than some optical media as well

Yes, I know, somebody willbe thinking 'CD/DVDs last for years!'. I've seen both get corrupted within 2 years....