Litle Trick for Hardisk

The hard disk on the magnetic disk in which to store files and programs. Unlike floppy disks or CD-ROM, which also store files and programs, the hard drive in the window to stay on your computer, and usually not enough, if what you want to change or something goes wrong.

I want to make a few useful tricks to find out whether the disk is working properly.

Physical and logical disk drive. The hard disk on a physical disk, a magnetic memory. The total area, the information can be divided into several logical drives, for more efficient use. In MS-DOS and Windows, each logical drive with a point followed by the symbol ":" Following a simple rule: with the letters A and B on the disc, and begins with the letter C: logical drives. After the logical drives, the following letters with CDs, pens and other similar devices in the system.

Free places. It is useful to know that the available free space on your hard disk if it is too small, and you decide to replace it with another, or if you want to know how much space you have. Open "My Computer" and you immediately have an idea on your hard disk. From the menu select View / Details to display the necessary parameters. It is possible, several hard drives or hard drive into logical drives, and then you'll see more of the same symbol C, which states, local disk, but each has its own letter. For each subscription, and you will see all the space (size), and remained free space (free space).

Hard disk capacity is measured in megabytes and gigabytes, that is several times bytes. A byte (ie, bait) should not be confused with the small. A bit is a binary number that only the values 0 and 1, where 8-bit binary byte, and has a value from 0 to 255 megabytes (1 MB) and 1024 MB GigaByte 1024Kb. Currently, the hard disk has several GB of secondary. In 2002, he worked for several months with a computer processor 486, 400 MB hard disk, which is ridiculous small compared to the PC with Pentium today. Thus, small hard drives, which themselves are not made today. In fact, already begun to disappear from the market of hard disk less than 10 GB!

How big should that be? If you bought your computer, not knowing much about it, they were so happy with the size of the disk in the machine for sale. But there are moments when you have more hard disks that you begin to ask for a larger one. But how big? The answer depends on what you do with your computer, as well as efficient utilization of space. If your computer only for the preparation and accounting policies, as well as the 80 GB hard drive is enough. If you want to develop programs and other scientific and technical applications, then you are probably more than 160 GB. But if you want to play on the computer, with anger, with hundreds of gigabytes each, that you have on your hard drive and much more.

Avoid hard to fill! It is strongly recommended as a hard disk is not permitted for more than 80% of capacity. We will work even if it fills more than 90% of capacity, but you notice that your computer run much slower. This is because the operating system uses disk space for temporary storage of data in the workplace. If you do not have enough space, the operating system to slow down. Do not be surprised if it freezes! It is therefore necessary to examine from time to time, the remaining free space by deleting unused files. And do not forget: the files are removed only after clearing the Recycle Bin.

Can I use the files without fear? To "clean" on the disk, you can delete certain files, but not necessarily. First, the "Empty Trash" to delete all the files: right-click the basket and select Empty Trash. And then delete the temporary files folder (C: \ TEMP, C: \ WINDOWS \ TEMP), and then you make sure that between them is not something we have in storage or could be useful. In addition, any file whose name begins with a tilde ("~") is a temporary file was not due to errors in the system, and you can delete them.

Backup. This term means "back" in order to achieve this, as often as possible, to select problems. Computers crack at times, because the operating system error, in some cases because of physical incapacity of one of the major components, and even banal, all the feathers, and there is no risk of losing data on your hard drive. If you have important data on your hard drive, make sure you regularly make backup copies. From time to time (especially when the file changes), the resumption of a copy! You can important files to DVD, and if the data volume of more, you can backup to another hard disk or on another computer.

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