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Getting the Most Speed from Your Hard Disk

Your hard disk just might be the most important component of your computer. Many aspects of your computer's performance are strongly influenced by the characteristics of your disk. These characteristics include the following:

  • Speed— The speed of your hard disk influences the speed of your system. Even if your computer's processor is super fast, a slow disk can make your computer perform like a snail.

  • Space— The amount of space on your disk determines what you can do with your computer. No matter how fast and powerful your processor is, if you have only 20MB of space on your disk, you cannot run much Windows software.


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