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The hard disk drive that are most popularly used in the computer systems are of the brand names like the Seagate, Samsung, Quantum, Western Digital, Toshiba, Hitachi, Maxtor etc. The hard disk drive usually comes along when newly purchased with a warranty of one year. The warranty conditions are dependent upon the manufacturer. They may be different with the different manufacturers and even different for the different products of the same manufacturer. The comparison of the hard disk drives can be made on the features like the speed, storage capacity the reliability and the most important feature that is a must in any comparison is the cost or the price of the device. The comparisons can also be made on the factors like the services provided by the manufacturer or the support that is provided by the manufacturer. There are also other factors that determine the whether the user would purchase the product or not.
The hard disk drive that is presently available has much storage capacity in comparison with the other hard disk drives that were used earlier. The storage capacity in terms of the memory of the hard disk drive has increased a lot. Also the speed of the access of the data is increasing in the current scenario. Many different manufacturers are competing head to head for establishing the position in the market. There are many schemes and many offers that follow to promote the hard disk drive.
For example the warranty that was recently provided had duration of one year only. But to gain the advantage in the market the some companies provided an extended warranty of two years on the hard disk drives. This made the warranty period a total of three years. Recently the warranty of the hard disk drives by the Seagate was provided for the five years from the data of purchase. Under the warranty the company allows the replacement of the product if there is some manufacturing defect involved in it. The company may even provide free home support and service if the customer is a large consumption of its products.
Presently the hard disk drives are available starting from 40 giga bytes to 500 giga bytes. The hard disk drive of the larger capacity usually has a higher price. The speed of the hard disk is measured in the unit of revolutions per minute – rpm. The rpm for a normal hard disk drive is 5400 rpm. For a medium speed of the hard disk drive it is a 7200 rpm. Extremely fast hard disk drives have the speed of 10000 rpm. The cost also raises as the speed of the drive increases. The physical size of the hard disk is also a factor for the purchase and increase in the market usage.
As the physical size that is the dimensional size of the hard disk drive decreases the price again increases. The smaller or the external or the portable hard disk drives are more costly than the other hard disk drive. The Pocket hard disk drive that is recently launched by the Seagate is a handy device with a USB connector. It comes in the capacities of 2.5 GB and 5 GB. The device is based of the philosophy of the external hard disk drives. There are many other manufacturers of the hard disk drives.
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