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    Quote Originally Posted by rth_discos View Post
    I would assume DJ software like Virtual DJ 'stores' the actively playing some in the RAM (solid state), rather than literally 'reading' it off the hard drive whilst it's playing?
    It does. If you load a track into Traktor you can move around the track and my PC doesn't show any signs the HDD is used.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ukpartydj View Post
    I think most decent laptop's have free fall sensors to move the needle from the platter when dropping but I'm not so sure all hdd have "vibration protection".
    From what I understand from the articles, hard disks now can't write to disk if the head or platter is vibrating - the disks are so dense and the target zones for writing are now so small that vibrations from sound can cause the head to move far enough off the target area to cause data to be overwritten elsewhere! Meaning that EVERY disk has to have something like this built in to prevent continuous mis-writes. I think it is purely about writing though, not reading, which is probably why we can get away with it

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    Quote Originally Posted by DJ Jules View Post
    From what I understand from the articles, hard disks now can't write to disk if the head or platter is vibrating - the disks are so dense and the target zones for writing are now so small that vibrations from sound can cause the head to move far enough off the target area to cause data to be overwritten elsewhere! Meaning that EVERY disk has to have something like this built in to prevent continuous mis-writes. I think it is purely about writing though, not reading, which is probably why we can get away with it

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    Actually I have a normal 2 gb hard disk in my CD drive and its always a bit funny when writing and being moved.
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