On Wed, Aug 03, 2005 at 01:46:36AM +0000, Steve Fosdick wrote:
A nice idea, but I wonder if it would help? You'd need a lot of cache
memory for one complete revolution x no. of surfaces, and the data
transfer rate of the HD interface might be the limiting factor anyway.
> Modern disks are zoned, so there are more sectors per track near the edge
Yes, that's the whole point of this discussion.
for a table showing a typical drive. The transfer rates vary from 372
Mb/s in zone 0 to 173.8 in zone 14.