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    SubjectRe: Problem with Asus P4C800-DX and P4 -Northwood-
    On Mon, Jul 25, 2005 at 10:12:58PM +0200, Andreas Baer wrote:
    > Erik Mouw wrote:
    > >Easy: Drives don't have the same speed on all tracks. The platters are
    > >built-up from zones with different recording densities: zones near the
    > >center of the platters have a lower recording density and hence a lower
    > >datarate (less bits/second pass under the head). Zones at the outer
    > >diameter have a higher recording density and a higher datarate.
    > So it has definitely nothing to do with filesystem? I also thought about
    > physical reasons because I don't think the hdparm depends on filesystems...

    That's right, hdparm doesn't care about filesystems. The speed
    difference is caused by the physical geometry of the drive.


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