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In fact, one of the major uses of tape storage today is for long-term (such as a
month, year, or longer) storage of data for backup purposes. Disk Storage To
overcome the drawbacks associated with sequential systems, storage devices
using direct access techniques have been developed that allow one to skip
directly to the data desired. Paramount among these devices are the disk units in
which a thin continuously spinning disk with a magnetic coating, rather than a
long strip of tape, ...
Access arm Arm motion Disk motion tone arm can easily be positioned in the
correct groove rather than searching for the desired passage on a stereo tape
player. Traditionally, disk systems have been developed using several disks,
called a pack, mounted on a spindle one on top of the other with enough space
for read/ write heads to slip between the platters. Such an arrangement might
consist of 10 disks providing a total of 20 surfaces for data storage. Some disk
packs are ...
If the recording density is 1600 characters per inch and inter-record gaps are one
-half inch long, what fraction of the tape will be required for storage of the records
(including inter-record gaps)? How much of the 2400 feet of tape will actually
have data recorded on it? 10. Suppose a 5'/4-inch floppy disk contained 40 tracks
, each of which is divided into sectors capable of holding 256 characters. How
many characters would the disk hold if each track were divided into 10 sectors?
What if ...
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PART ONE Machine Architecture
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