# Computer Architecture - What are the advantages of using a glass

Question # 00838729 Posted By: wildcraft Updated on: 02/16/2023 10:07 PM Due on: 02/17/2023
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Computer Architecture FEB 10

Question 1(10 Points)

What are the advantages of using a glass substrate for a magnetic disk?

Question 2 (10 Points)

Explain serpentine recording.

3.Explain the difference between a simple CAV system and a multiple zone recording system.

4.What differences between a CD and a DVD account for the larger capacity of the  DVD?

5.Consider a single-platter disk with the following parameters:

Rotation speed: 7200 rpm;

Number of tracks on one side of platter: 30,000

Number of sectors per track: 600;

Seek time: one ms for every hundred tracks traversed.

Assumption: Let the disk receive a request to access a random sector on a random track and assume the disk head starts at track 0.

What is the average seek time?

6.Consider a single-platter disk with the following parameters:

Rotation speed: 7200 rpm;

Number of tracks on one side of platter: 30,000

Number of sectors per track: 600;

Seek time: one ms for every hundred tracks traversed.

Assumption: Let the disk receive a request to access a random sector on a random track and assume the disk head starts at track 0.

What is the average rotational latency?

7.Consider a single-platter disk with the following parameters:

Rotation speed: 7200 rpm;

Number of tracks on one side of platter: 30,000

Number of sectors per track: 600;

Seek time: one ms for every hundred tracks traversed.

Assumption: Let the disk receive a request to access a random sector on a random track and assume the disk head starts at track 0.

What is the transfer time for a sector?

8.Consider a single-platter disk with the following parameters:

Rotation speed: 7200 rpm;

Number of tracks on one side of platter: 30,000

Number of sectors per track: 600;

Seek time: one ms for every hundred tracks traversed.

Assumption: Let the disk receive a request to access a random sector on a random track and assume the disk head starts at track 0.

What is the total average time to satisfy a request?

9.Consider a magnetic disk drive with 8 surfaces, 512 tracks per surface, and 64 sectors per track.

Sector size = 1 kB.

Average seek time = 8 ms,

Track-to-track access time = 1.5 ms,

Drive rotates at 3600 rpm.

What is the disk capacity?

10.Consider a magnetic disk drive with 8 surfaces, 512 tracks per surface, and 64 sectors per track.

Sector size = 1 kB.

Average seek time = 8 ms,

Track-to-track access time = 1.5 ms,

Drive rotates at 3600 rpm.

What is the average access time?

11. Consider a magnetic disk drive with 8 surfaces, 512 tracks per surface, and 64 sectors per track.

Sector size = 1 kB.

Average seek time = 8 ms,

Track-to-track access time = 1.5 ms,

Drive rotates at 3600 rpm.

Assume this file is stored in successive sectors & tracks of successive cylinders, starting at sector 0, track 0, of cylinder i.

Estimate the time required to transfer a 5-MB file.

12. Consider a magnetic disk drive with 8 surfaces, 512 tracks per surface, and 64 sectors per track.

Sector size = 1 kB.

Average seek time = 8 ms,

Track-to-track access time = 1.5 ms,

Drive rotates at 3600 rpm.

What is the burst transfer rate?