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Re: Hard disk outer edge & performance tuning. Was: Re: [tlug] how filesystem works?

On Sun, 8 Apr 2007, Uva Coder wrote:

Justification for having one new feature.

You don't need a new feature for doing that; just make the partition on your data drive half the size of the drive, and place it at the beginning.

You could create a second partition on the inner half of the disk for
archive storage or something similar, if you weren't going to hit it
very often.

BTW, if you want to test random seek performance of various
areas of your disk, you can use my randread program
( on a raw partition or whole-disk
device, and constrain the block range to the appropriate part of your

Curt Sampson       <>        +81 90 7737 2974

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