Hd Question.

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by killerk, Nov 6, 2003.

  1. killerk

    killerk Guest

    If two disks have the same capacity, but different organization (say 4 sides and 1024 cylinders versus 8 sides with 512 cylinders), are there any significant differences between their operation and/or performance ?

    any thoughts appreciated
  2. ming

    ming OSNN Advanced

    Shouldn't notice any enhancements to performance unless that's where the access time comes in.
    You'll more likely to see performance differences when the two HD's have different spin rates (5400 or 7200 rpm) and the cache.
  3. killerk

    killerk Guest

    I'm looking more at architecture of the physical drives.

    like an older drive, and a newer one