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CS609 GDB No.1 Solution & Discussion Due Date: February 19, 2016
CS609 - System Programming GDB No.1 Solution Fall 2015 Due Date: February 19, 2016
A Graded Discussion Board for System Programming (CS609) will be opened on Thursday 18 February, 2016 and it will be closed on Friday 19 February, 2016.
A physical smallest storage unit on a hard disk is termed as a sector and number of sectors collectively form a cluster. Storing a file’s contents into a continuous series of sectors on a hard disk is considered as the best way of storing, as in this way the file’s contents can be easily accessed, so, the size of cluster is very important.
In view of the above, you are required to answer of the following:
Should we increase or decrease the number of sectors in cluster for effective file handling in hard disks?
Note: You have to provide at least two proper reasons to support your answer in either case by keeping the cost and capacity factors of current hard disks in your mind.
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i think we should increase it
in My opinion answer is
because Cluster size, however, is not a predetermined size, but rather is determined by the size of the disk volume itself, with small volumes (disk sizes) resulting in smaller clusters, and larger volumes (disk sizes) using larger cluster sizes.
If we need to insert a large file in sector of 512 bytes then we must need more than 1 sector in a cluster............
I also think yes
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yes or no ?
Yes, we have to increase the number of sectors in a cluster for effective file handling. By doing so we can get rid of data lose and can improve fault tolerance.
I think,Yes we should, the solution is on page 242.