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Old 28 August 2008, 10:26   #45
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I meant that you cannot gain anything from the names "cylinder" or "head" unless someone explains them.

A cylinder is the combination of all the tracks traced out at a given head actuator position.
Heads refers to the number of logical read/write heads, not the physical number of heads.
Still non the wiser from that page. Unless you knew what they were talking about you could not decode those sentances. They are written in a language known as "Crappy engineer" by a guy who has known the technology so long that he doesn't know how to describe it using words which themselves do not require an explanation!

The meaning behind "Cylinders" & "Heads" does not jump out at you.

You do not instantly understand:

Cylinder = Number of Tracks on a platter side.
Heads = Number of platter sides

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