Storage Systems


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Storage Systems

I/O - the orphan of computer architecture

I/O devices

Hard (magnetic) disks

Hard (magnetic) disks

Typical figures for hard disks

The movable arm


Disk controller

Seek time

Rotational delay

The average disk access time formula

Floppy disks

Other secondary storage media or ideas

Reliability and availability


Examples of RAIDs


Types of buses

Some terms you need to know

Performance in human-computer interaction

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