How is data stored on magnetic storage devices?

Answer Data in a computer is stored magnetically on the hard disk drive (HDD). All of a computer's data, including the operating system (OS) and user documents, are permanently stored inside the HDD.FormT... Read More »

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What Data Is Stored Inside the Magnetic Band on Credit Cards?

Credit cards began using magnetic strips in the 1970s. Permanently recorded by the bank, the strips carry account information that can be easily accessed. Though the data has a standard format call... Read More »

Dell latitude x300 running vista wont recognise usb storage devices, flash devices.?

The first thing I would try would be to check the Driver Manager in the Control Panel > System to make sure that the USB ports are showing up - they can break.The second thing that I would try woul... Read More »

What Is a Magnetic Storage Device?

A magnetic storage device is coated with microscopic particles. A magnetic head changes the alignment of the particles to store data. Computer hard drives, floppy disks, and cassettes--audio, video... Read More »

Magnetic Vs. Optical Storage?

Magnetic hard disks have been around since the 1950s and are now in computers, MP3 players and video cameras. Optical storage is somewhat newer, coming out of videodisks and the compact disk in the... Read More »