More Details About Hard Drives

Let's briefly look at a few more aspects of how hard drives operate.

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Though we won’t spend too much time on it, there are some other interesting details about how hard drives operate.

Track skew

Many drives employ some kind of track skew to make sure that sequential reads can be properly serviced even when crossing track boundaries. In our simple example disk, this might appear as seen in the figure below.

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