[mythtv-users] RAID5 ATA IDE hardware card recommendations formythbackend machine

John Andersen jsa at video.homelinux.org
Fri Dec 10 05:24:40 UTC 2004

Continuing with this evil top posting.....

Your analogy is largely obsolete, as drive manufactures took steps
to utilize the the surface uniformly years ago.

On Wednesday 08 December 2004 16:30, Yan-Fa Li wrote:
> Think of an old fashioned 78RPM record player.  The disc spins at a
> constant speed, 78RPM.  The outer part of the disc is moving faster than
> the inner part, but the time the head has to read and write is the same
> regardless of where you are on the disc.  Therefore the inner part gets
> data faster because it has to spin much less to read the same amount of
> data assuming all the tracks hold exactly the same amount.
> Dave Howorth wrote:
> > Please excuse my ignorance, but I'm not sure what you mean by the inner
> > parts having greater areal density. I thought that tracks near the
> > outside of the disk had more sectors so that the lineal density was
> > comparable to that on the inner portions of the disk. Wouldn't that also
> > make the areal density comparable?
> >
> > Thanks again for all the useful advice on building RAID arrays.
> > Dave
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