Friday, January 07, 2005

haw-haw-haw-haw dept.

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Thursday, January 06, 2005

disks-get-harder dept.

I don't know jack about disks.

I had no clue that the average hard-disk on the desktop had only one platter. Neither did I know that the CHS (Cylinder-Head-Sector) model of a disk I learnt in school (and from a lot of geek magazines) is slowly going out of existence. Seems to me that drive mechanics has finally evolved to a point where disks are essentially, gradually starting to behave like large tape spools with a big on-board read/write cache :)...Tape Spools yes, albeit with much better random seek performance.