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Date Added: Jun 2015
It is estimated that over 80% of all new information produced in the world is being stored on storage devices such as pen-drive, storage chips or magnetic media, but most of it on hard disk drives. This paper presents a detailed introduction of the working, components and logical operations of storage device especially the author's focus on the magnetic disk drive i.e. hard disk. In addition to presenting failure statistics, they analyze the correlation between failures and several parameters generally believed to impact longevity.