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06-External Memory (1)

06-External Memory (1)

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Published by: Ali Abdulrahim Zakho on Feb 13, 2012
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Types of External Memory
Magnetic Disk
Removable
Optical
²CD-ROM²DVD
Architecture & Organization II
³After Mid Year´ Lesson 1
 
R
ead and Write Mechanisms
Recording & retrieval via conductive coil called a headMay be single read/write head or separate onesDuring read/write, head is stationary, platter rotatesWrite
²Current through coil produces magnetic field²Pulses sent to head²Magnetic pattern recorded on surface below
Read (traditional)
²Magnetic field moving relative to coil produces current²Coil is the same for read and write
Read (contemporary)
²Separate read head, close to write head²Partially shielded magneto resistive (MR) sensor²Electrical resistance depends on direction of magnetic field
 
I
nductive Write M
R
 
R
ead

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