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Shared Devices
Virtual Devices
Sequential Access Storage Media
Magnetic Tapes
Storing Records on Magnetic Tapes
Pros & Cons of Blocking
Transfer Rates & Speeds
Magnetic Tape Access Times Vary Widely
Direct Access Storage Devices (Random Access Storage Devices)
Fixed-Head Drums
Fixed Head Disks
Pros & Cons of Fixed Head Disks
Movable-Head Drums and Disks
Optical Disc Storage (CD-ROM)
Concentric Tracks vs. Spiraling Tracks
Measures of Performance for Optical Disc Drives
CD-ROM Technology
CD-Recordable Technology (CD-R)
CD-Rewritable Technology (CD-RW)
Digital Video Disc (DVD) Techonolgy
Three Factors Contribute To Time Required To Access a File
Access Time For Fixed-Head Devices
Example of Access Time For Fixed-Head Devices
Access Time For Movable-Head Devices
Components of the I/O Subsystem
I/O Subsystem : I/O Channel
I/O Subsystem : I/O Control Unit
Device Manager Must
Communication Among Devices
Testing the Flag : Polling or Interrupts
Direct Memory Access (DMA)
Management of I/O Requests
I/O Traffic Controller
Traffic Controller Maintains Database For Each Unit In I/O Subsystem
I/O Scheduler
I/O Scheduler - 2
I/O Device Handler
First Come First Served (FCFS) Device Scheduling Algorithm
Shortest Seek Time First (SSTF) Device Scheduling Algorithm
SCAN Device Scheduling Algorithm
LOOK (Elevator Algorithm) : A Variation of SCAN
Other Variations of SCAN
Which Device Scheduling Algorithm?
Search Strategies: Rotational Ordering
Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks (RAID)
Terminology - 2
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