Define Cylinder, Tracks, Sector.

Q24. Define the following terms:

  1. Cylinder,
  2. Tracks,
  3. Sector.

Ans.

  1. Cylinder: Hard disk have cylinders. A cylinder is alocation made up of same track on the platters. That means if a platter contains 1200 tracks, there will be 1200 cylinders.
  2. Tracks: Concentric circles on the magnetized surface of the magnetic disc are known as tracks.
  3. Sector: The tracks on the disk service are divided into invisible segments called sectors.

 

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