Re: Problem with Asus P4C800-DX and P4 -Northwood-

From: Erik Mouw
Date: Mon Jul 25 2005 - 15:28:16 EST

On Mon, Jul 25, 2005 at 10:12:58PM +0200, Andreas Baer wrote:
> Erik Mouw wrote:
> >Easy: Drives don't have the same speed on all tracks. The platters are
> >built-up from zones with different recording densities: zones near the
> >center of the platters have a lower recording density and hence a lower
> >datarate (less bits/second pass under the head). Zones at the outer
> >diameter have a higher recording density and a higher datarate.
> So it has definitely nothing to do with filesystem? I also thought about
> physical reasons because I don't think the hdparm depends on filesystems...

That's right, hdparm doesn't care about filesystems. The speed
difference is caused by the physical geometry of the drive.


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