michael louwe wrote:Your recommendation will have the Linux / partition remain at or near the end of the disk = slower system.
That has already been debunked by catweazel, so I won't comment on that..
His statement (an absolute time) didn't make any sense when speaking of transfer speeds, so I wouldn't call it a debunking; I'd call it a conceptual error.https://www.pcworld.com/article/255224/ ... mance.html
"For this article, we tested a 1TB Western Digital Velociraptor drive and initially saw transfer rates in the vicinity of 210 megabytes per second, which gradually slowed to about 116 MBps. Similarly, access times were fastest in the early part of the test and grew slower as the test progressed. This phenomenon occurs because hard drives are fastest when they access data from the outermost tracks on its platters
. Given a constant spindle speed (10,000 rpm, in the Velociraptor's case), the drive's read/write heads can simply cover a larger area in a shorter amount of time when positioned over the outer edges of the platter, resulting in better performance.
For optimal system performance, you need to place your OS and all of your most commonly used applications and files in the fastest areas on the drive. "
Here the outer tracks are 2X faster than the inner tracks:https://books.google.com/books?id=G-eoC ... &q&f=false