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certificate of deposit (CD)

n. a document issued by a bank in return for a deposit of money which pays a fixed interest rate for a specified period (from a month to several years). Interest rates on CD's are usually higher than savings accounts because banking institutions require a commitment to leave money in the CD for a fixed period of time. Often there is a financial penalty (fee) for cashing in a CD before the pledged time runs out.

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The report focuses on global major leading industry players of hard disk drives market providing information such as company profiles, product picture and specification, capacity, production, price, cost, revenue and contact information.
The Hybrid Landscape: Opportunity and Challenge: A panel discussion on the impact of this new technology will have on the existing hard disk drive and Flash industries.
Client Computer: The client computer will be virtually the same as before implementation, with the exception of not having an internal disk drive.
We are very pleased to be chosen by Cool Clean Technologies as the OEM control and robotics supplier for their revolutionary disk drive cleaning solution," said John Dulchinos, Vice President of Robotics and Vertical Markets at Adept Technology, Inc.
Croteau: Actually, I think it'll ultimately simplify their inventory issues because if you standardized on a common backplane, even if the end users get as mundane as mission-critical data, it's nice to have data and equate mission critical to SAS and the robust reliability that's built into the SCSI disk drives and infrastructure.
However, there are significant differences in the disk drives that can be used to create these pools of storage capacity.
The recent introduction of the one-inch form factor may point the way to future configurations of the disk drives in the rapidly growing consumer and portable storage markets.
Samsung, in cooperation with Microsoft, will work aggressively with drive manufacturers to transition the hybrid disk drive prototype into world-class commercial products.
Think of the disk drives as a large cache that eliminates the time to do tape media changes and can handle nonstreaming data.
Compellent Technologies, a provider of modular, affordable storage solutions distributed exclusively through a select national network of business partners, today announced the availability of 300GB Fibre Channel disk drives for its Storage Area Network (SAN) solution, Storage Center.
Hitachi Global Storage Technologies (Hitachi GST) today announced its strategy to create a disk drive "mega manufacturing center" in Shenzhen, China.