mikep at randomtraveller.org.uk
Mon Mar 8 14:10:10 UTC 2010
R. G. Newbury wrote:
> However there is probably nothing stopping someone from using different
> filesystems on different partitions on the same spindle.
The point of having your OS and your recordings on different spindles is head
movement: While your video is being streamed to disc, the seek table is being
updated in the database. It's obviously more efficient if your disk heads don't
need to continually move from one part of the platter to another to update both
those files at the same time.
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