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It's outer edge.

A 7200 RPM hard drive spins at 7200 RPMs. The outer edge moves more per rotation.

Swing a 1ft stick 90 degrees. Swing a 6ft stick 90 degrees. Which tip travelled further even though both move only 90 degrees?
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so hard... not to make.. a "that's what she said joke"
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I did wonder why they drop off! That clears a bit of confusion up..
Also, TheReaperWaits didn't actually explain where you would short stroke in his post. Sorry, but I was a bit confused about this. Could somebody explain?
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What do you mean where?
 
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yeah i held back on saying something like "First apply lotion" ... but i decided not to say it and be professional
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Quote:
Originally Posted by TheReaperWaits View Post
What do you mean where?
You mentioned shortstroking at the end of your first paragraph, but I didnt really understand where you would put it into effect when you partition the 2TB to 80GB and another partition for storage. I'm sorry for my noobiness
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yeah i held back on saying something like "First apply lotion" ... but i decided not to say it and be professional
I just got that Wow am I having a slow day
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post #18 of 27
the actual process of partitioning the drives in that method is called short stroking.

Massive drive > small partition = short stroke. correct me if im wrong .
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Quote:
Originally Posted by bjthecool View Post
You mentioned shortstroking at the end of your first paragraph, but I didnt really understand where you would put it into effect when you partition the 2TB to 80GB and another partition for storage. I'm sorry for my noobiness
The idea of 'SS' is to improve access times with HDD's, idealy you want the OS and a few key programs on the SS partition. If you look at my previous posts I gave a quick run through of how to set it up. You must have an idea of what it is, hence the curiosity.

Again, if you create a second partition on the 'SSed' drive then you will lose the effect of 'SSing' As the head has to scan over the whole platter to access all the info you have on there. Which will increase access times.

Hope that helps.

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the actual process of partitioning the drives in that method is called short stroking.

Massive drive > small partition = short stroke. correct me if im wrong .
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post #20 of 27
You need to stroke it in the RAID bios.
Don't create a full size array and stroke it in Windows.
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