Fastest partition on a hard drive?
I think that the core of a hard drive would be the fastest place for a partition, so I've always put my unix partition first and then my win2k partition and, lastly, my storage partition. However, a friend of mine stated that the further out you go, the more information you can recieve in one rotation, thereby compensating for the loss of speed as you go farther out. I would just like to know if there is such a thing as the fastest part of a hard drive. Also, I'm wondering if NTFS is faster or slower than Fat32. Thx
The fastest partition would be the first partition that is created... I've also read that the first and the last partition are the fastest partitions on the hard disk. However, I've never heard that it gets faster further out you go...
NTFS Vs. FAT32
[This message has been edited by NDC (edited 06-27-2001).]
I could be wrong but my understanding is that data is stored on hard drives from the outside in (the opposite to a CD) and that is why the first partition is the fastest. It's spinning faster on the outside than on the inside.
[This message has been edited by Dudster (edited 06-27-2001).]
Wow, had no idea that hard drives were opposite from cd drives... hehe, thanks for the posts
[This message has been edited by risc (edited 06-28-2001).]
When a HD platter makes 1 turn it may cover 3 times as much distance on the outside edge as the inside edge. So it reads 3 times as much data on the outside edge. Many disk utilities like Nortons, Nuts & Bolts etc. optimize the swap file by moving it to the outside edge.
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