14.113 Hard Disks, Sectors, Zone Bit Recording, Sectors vs Blocks, CHS, LBA, Sparing
March 19, 2018 Jon 11 Comments
My book “Patterns in Data Management” is now available both as an ebook or a print book (with color graphics!). See: http://amzn.to/1Ts3rwx This book is not a standard textbook on database techniques. This book was written extending and complementing preexisting educational videos (including this one).
Why would hard disks still be important these days? What is a platter? What is a diskhead and a disk arm? How do tracks and cylinders relate? What is the difference of a circular sector from a HD sector? What is zone bit recording? What does this imply for sequential access? Where are self-correcting blocks used? What is the difference of HD sectors and operating systems blocks? What is physical cylinder/head/sector-addressing? What is logical cylinder/head/sector-addressing? How does it relate to the former? What is logical block addressing? What is sparing? What does this imply for sequential accesses?
Video for my inverted classroom “Database Systems”.
The complete list of videos and additional material is available at http://datenbankenlernen.de
Computer Science, Saarland University:
Bachelor (in German): http://www.cs.uni-saarland.de/index.php?id=52&L=1
Master (in English): http://www.cs.uni-saarland.de/index.php?id=132&L=1
Ph.D./Grad School: http://gradschool.cs.uni-saarland.de/
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