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Published: 19 Oct 2012

Short stroking: The practice of formatting a disk drive such that data is written only to the outer sectors of the disk's platters. In I/O-intensive environments, this increases performance, as it reduces the time spent by the drive actuator seeking sectors on a platter. However, short stroking also wastes a substantial portion of the disk drive's capacity. Access >>>

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