I’d much rather improve Lpage 118 | location 1799-1803 | Added on Sunday, 26 January 2014 Considering that main memory is used directly only about 1% of the time, if you doubled performance there, you would double the speed of your system only 1% of the time!
Most mainstream SSDs use MLC technology, whereas more specialized high-end products (mostly for server or workstation systems) use 713 | location 10922-10924 | Added on Saturday, 1 February 2014 This single spiral track is about 5.77 kilometers, or 3.59 miles, long.
Limiting how far apart two flux transitions can be ensures that the clocks in the devices remain in 597 | location 9144-9149 | Added on Friday, 31 January 2014 The first hard drive appeared in 1956.
One year later in 1957, Cyril Northcote Parkinson published his famous compilation of essays titled Parkinson’s Law, which begins with the statement, “Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion.” A corollary of Parkinson’s most famous “law” can be applied to hard drives: “Data expands so as to fill the space available for its storage.” This, of course, means that no matter how big a drive you get, you will find a way to fill it.
As such, the OS never talks to the hardware directly; instead, it must always go through the appropriate drivers.
This provides a consistent way to talk to the 585 | location 8968-8969 | Added on Wednesday, 29 January 2014 Limiting how close two flux transitions can be is necessary because of the fixed resolution capabilities of the head and storage medium.