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Other Performance Specifications

The important matters of positioning and transfer performance are of course the ones that get most of the attention when considering hard disk performance specifications--and rightly so. However, they are not the only specifications that exist for hard disks. There are a few other specs that are routinely found in hard disk data sheets that are indicative of various performance characteristics of the drive, even if they aren't strictly related to the drive's ability to do random accesses or sequential transfers. I take a look at these in this section.

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