Accelerate Your Hard Drive By Short Stroking


While both read and write transfer rates actually benefit a little from short stroked hard drives, we found the minimum transfer rates much more amazing. An Ultrastar 15K450 typically drops from its 160 MB/s maximum to less than 100 MB/s if you utilize the entire capacity. But if you limit capacity with short stroking, the minimum throughput stays much closer to the maximum, which ensures a high throughput whenever you need it.