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‡Data is written to and read from in a random manner.

Actual structure of the disks are cylindrical with tracks
defined on the circumference. A spindle runs along
these tracks (sequentially) to read/write data.

‡Supports logical addressing scheme, implemented with

the help of file systems.

‡File systems simply bundle assign logical addresses to

physical blocks and make them appear as sequential to
the external world while the underlying physical
formatting is random.

‡Partition tables define the disk geography and the

block structure of the file system.

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