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Which of the following terms refers to the number of read/write mechanisms a hard drive possesses?

Platters
Heads
Cylinders
or
Tracks
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i5 3570k GA-P67A-UD7-B3 Gigabyte R9 270x G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 1600mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Crucial M4  Seagate Barracuda  Corsair H60 Windows 8.1 Professional 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Acer A231H 23" Acer M230A 23" LCD 1080p Razer Lycosa CORSAIR HX 850W 
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AZZA Hurrican 2000 CSAZ-2000 Razer Lachesis Hercules XPS 5.1 70 Slim 
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I5 2500k Gigabyte P67X-UD3-B3 XFX 6870 GSkill DDR3-1333 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSKeyboard
Seagate Barracuda  Samsung Blu-Ray Windows Home Server 2011 Logitech Wireless Combo MK260 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 Sony DVD+-RW Noctua NH-D14 Windows 7 64bit 
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afraid to answer because im probably wrong, i believe its the heads.
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Originally Posted by nazarein;15354699 
afraid to answer because im probably wrong, i believe its the heads.

correct. the only thing on the list that even does read or write data off the platters is the tiny head items.

move to the head of the class cool.gif
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Corsair H50 Windows 7x64 Samsung 59" 3D Plasma 1080P MSMultimedia 1.1 
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