Hard Drive Speed
alan at lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk
Sat Nov 3 14:24:30 UTC 2007
> However, if one adds a black box containing bunch of drives, a CPU and
> cache management software, well it's not really a disk drive any more,
> even of the host sees it as one.
More fundamentally - we've gone from 20MB capacity, 25ms seek time,
280Kbyte/second to 500GB capacity, 14mS seek time, 60MB/second +
The cost of seeks has gone through the roof in proportion - in fact it
gets ever more tape like.
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