Assume the specification of a hard disk drive shows the following characteristics:
1024 tracks per surface
256 sectors per track
Track-to-Track seek time of 10 milliseconds
Rotational speed 3,000 rpm
(a). What is the capacity (in MB) of the hard disk drive?
(b). What is the access time (in ms)?
a. 2,048 MB
512 bytes x 256 sectors X 1024 tracks x 16 heads = 2,147,483,648 bytes / 1024 = 2097152 ...
Given an example of a hard drive structure, answers are provided to the capacity and access times for that disk.