Operating Systems I. Managing Your Disks. Primary Learning Objective. Execute Routine Disk Management Techniques. Specific Learning Objectives. Identify and define the terms associated with disk management Identify and rename a disk Determine the size and free space available on a disk.
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Managing Your Disks
Execute Routine Disk Management Techniques
A floppy disk is a round piece of flexible mylar plastic covered with a thin layer of magnetic oxide.
The platters, the actual disks inside the hard drive that store the magnetized data, have traditionally been made of a light aluminum alloy and coated with a magnetizable ferrite compound
3.5” Floppy disk
The read-write head
Magnetizing the particles
One sector on a track holds 512 bytes of data.
The tracks on a
disk are divided
DISKCOPY A: A: