What is (Seek Time) in a Hard Disk?

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June 27, 2019 / By Albina
Question: HI, recently I have read an essay about Hard Disks and how to choose one suitable for the computer I would buy. In this essay I found a part of (Seek Time) Actually I didn't understand it well What is the (Seek Time)? And I Found on one of the sites saying that it will be better to be less than 9 ms is that true?
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Trey Trey | 9 days ago
The seek time of a hard disk measures the amount of time required for the read/write heads to move between tracks over the surfaces of the platters. Seek time is one of the most commonly discussed metrics for hard disks, and it is one of the most important positioning performance specifications. However, using this number to compare drives can be somewhat fraught with danger. Switching between tracks requires the head actuator to move the head arms physically, which being a mechanical process, takes a specific amount of time. The amount of time required to switch between two tracks depends on the distance between the tracks. However, there is a certain amount of "overhead" involved in track switching, so the relationship is not linear. It does not take double the time to switch from track 1 to track 3 that it does to switch from track 1 to track 2, much as a trip to the drug store 2 miles away does not take double the time of a trip to the grocery store 1 mile away, when you include the overhead of getting into the car, starting it, etc. Seek time is normally expressed in milliseconds (commonly abbreviated "msec" or "ms"), with average seek times for most modern drives today in a rather tight range of 8 to 10 ms. Of course, in the modern PC, a millisecond is an enormous amount of time: your system memory has speed measured in nanoseconds, for example (one million times smaller). A 1 GHz processor can (theoretically) execute over one million instructions in a millisecond! Obviously, even small reductions in seek times can result in improvements in overall system performance, because the rest of the system is often sitting and waiting for the hard disk during this time. It is for this reason that seek time is usually considered one of the most important hard disk performance specifications. Some consider it the most important.
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Trey Originally Answered: Hard time getting my little brother to do h.w. HELP!?
You've done the right thing by helping him do homework in a the same place to establish a routine. Can you reward your brother with choices rather than food? A- play for 10 minutes or B- stay up 10 minutes longer? You can offer him lots of choices, but only two at a time. You are being a great big sister. Your parents must be proud of you!
Trey Originally Answered: Hard time getting my little brother to do h.w. HELP!?
could you try sitting down with him at the table and complete the homework with him? you dont have to answer the questions, you could just read the questions with him and then help him if he needs any help. This might make him feel as though you're engaged with him and taking a genuine interest, therfore he'll feel like what he's doing has a purpose? also, you can help keep him focused by reading straight onto the next question so he cant up and leave when he wants to??

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RE: What is (Seek Time) in a Hard Disk? HI, recently I have read an essay about Hard Disks and how to choose one suitable for the computer I would buy. In this essay I found a part of (Seek Time) Actually I didn't understand it well What is the (Seek Time)? And I Found on one of the sites saying that it will be better to be less...
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The amount of time that a disk drive's head takes to move to a specific location on a disk. So basically the time it takes to find a specific piece of data. It averages at 8.9 ms these days for a mid priced hard drive.
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Meade Originally Answered: I want to be a writer and i'm having a hard time finding the right college.?
There are some good colleges and writing programs. However, the personnel often make the difference, and what's good now may not be so, in 5-10 years. http://www.sjca.edu for example. Writers are often into blueprints (plots, styles, etc.), and planning one's future is an example too. Balancing your planning with what you genuinely love and are able to learn is wise, and helps keep you in the present as well. Would suggest you learn from books as well as by attending e.g. a summer program as a high schooler at St. John's College. It's also worth noting that one may learn more by participating in a smaller college, than in some large university; and that the general resources and knowledge are available online and in printed/ebook formats, available to all. Some books: "Nineteen Ways of Looking at Wang Wei," Weinberger and Paz. What this book teaches about writing: 19 good poets write 19 distinct poems based on a literal translation of a classic Chinese 4-line poem. You can write a 20th, and learn how each person has a unique style. A good example of unique style: "West with the Night," Beryl Markham; regularly rated one of the best 100 nonfiction books of the 20th century. A good example of character development: "The Great Divorce," C. S. Lewis Also worthwhile: "Shakespeare in the Light of Sacred Art," Martin Lings, "Understanding Yourself," Mark Prophet, and "Creation: Artistic and Spiritual," Omraam Aivanhov. http://www.mtholyoke.edu/acad/intrel/orw... is a good essay; read the "six rules" at the end of it. You might appreciate http://www.megagenius.com as well.
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