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1 William Stallings Computer Organization and Architecture 6 th Edition Chapter 6 External Memory

2 Types of External Memory Magnetic Disk —RAID —Removable Optical —CD-ROM —CD-Recordable (CD-R) —CD-R/W —DVD Magnetic Tape

3 Magnetic Disk Disk substrate coated with magnetizable material (iron oxide) Substrate used to be 鋁 (aluminium) 、鋁合金 (aluminium alloy ) Now glass substrate —Improved surface uniformity –Increases reliability —Reduction in surface defects –Reduced read/write errors —Lower flight heights (See later) —Better stiffness —Better shock/damage resistance

4 Read and Write Mechanisms Recording and retrieval via conductive coil called a head May be single read/write head or separate ones During read/write, head is stationary, platter rotates Write —Current through coil produces magnetic field —Pulses sent to head —Magnetic pattern recorded on surface below Read (traditional) —Magnetic field moving relative to coil produces current —Coil is the same for read and write Read (contemporary) —Separate read head, close to write head —Partially shielded magneto resistive (MR) sensor —Electrical resistance depends on direction of magnetic field —High frequency operation –Higher storage density and speed

5 Inductive Write MR Read

6 Data Organization and Formatting Concentric rings or tracks —Gaps between tracks —Reduce gap to increase capacity —Same number of bits per track (variable packing density) —Constant angular velocity Tracks divided into sectors Minimum block size is one sector May have more than one sector per block

7 Disk Data Layout

8 Disk Velocity A bit near centre of rotating disk passes fixed point slower than a bit on the outside. — 必須找出某種方法,以相同的速率讀取資料。 Increase spacing between bits in different tracks Rotate disk at constant angular velocity (CAV) —Gives pie shaped sectors and concentric tracks —Individual tracks and sectors addressable —Move head to given track and wait for given sector —Waste of space on outer tracks –Lower data density Can use zones to increase capacity —Multiple zoned recording —Each zone has fixed bits per track —More complex circuitry

9 Disk Layout Methods Diagram 外圈包含較多的 zone ,因此可存較 多的 bit 。

10 Finding Sectors Must be able to identify start of track and sector Format disk —Additional information not available to user —Marks tracks and sectors

11 Gap1 IdGap2DataGap3 Gap1 IdGap2DataGap3 Track Sync Byte HeadSectorCRC Sync Byte DataCRC ST506 format (old!) —Each track contains 30 fixed-length sectors of 600 bytes each. —Each sector holds 512 bytes of date plus control information useful to the disk controller (88 bytes)

12 Physical Characteristics Head Motion —Fixed head (one per track) —Movable head (one per surface) Disk portability —Removable or fixed Side —Single or double (usually) sided Platters —Single or multiple platter Head mechanism —Contact (Floppy) —Fixed gap —Flying (Winchester)

13 Fixed/Movable Head Disk Fixed head —One read write head per track —Heads mounted on fixed ridged arm Movable head —One read write head per side —Mounted on a movable arm

14 Removable or Not Removable disk —Can be removed from drive and replaced with another disk —Provides unlimited storage capacity —Easy data transfer between systems Nonremovable disk —Permanently mounted in the drive

15 Multiple Platter One head per side Heads are joined and aligned Aligned tracks on each platter form cylinders Data is striped by cylinder —reduces head movement —Increases speed (transfer rate)

16 Multiple Platters

17 Cylinders

18 Floppy Disk 8”, 5.25”, 3.5” Small capacity —Up to 1.44Mbyte (2.88M never popular) Slow Universal Cheap Obsolete?

19 Winchester Hard Disk (1) Developed by IBM in Winchester (USA) Sealed unit ( 密封式的裝置 ) One or more platters (disks) Heads fly on boundary layer of air as disk spins Very small head to disk gap Getting more robust

20 Winchester Hard Disk (2) Universal Cheap Fastest external storage Getting larger all the time —Multiple Gigabyte now usual

21 Removable Hard Disk ZIP —Cheap —Very common —Only 100M JAZ —Not cheap —1G L-120 (a: drive) —Also reads 3.5” floppy —Becoming more popular? All obsoleted by CD-R and CD-R/W?

22 Speed Disk Access Time —Seek time –Moving head to correct track —(Rotational) latency –Waiting for data to rotate under head —Transfer Time Access time = Seek + Latency + Transfer Time Aver age seek time Revolutions per second # of bytes on a track # of bytes to be transferred

23 Timing of Disk I/O Transfer RPS (rotational Positional Sensing)

24 Example —Consider a disk with an advertised average seek time of 4 ms, rotation speed of 15000 rpm, and 512-byte sectors with 500 sectors per track. Suppose that we wish to read a file consisting of 2500 sectors for a total 1.28 MB. What is the total time for the transfer? —Solution: –(1) Assume that the file is stored as sequential organization. (the file occupies all of the sectors on 5 adjacent tracks) Average seek time = 4ms Rotational delay = (1/15000)*60*1000=4ms Read 500 sectors = 500*512/15000=8ms total access time=16+4*12=64 ms –(2) random access Average seek = 4 ms Rotational delay = (1/15000)*60*1000=4 ms Read 1 sectors = 512/(150000*500*512)= 0.016 ms Total access time= 500*8.016=4.008 ms

25 Example: A typical floppy disk on a PC has the following characteristics: —Rotation speed=7200rev/min, Arm movement time=1 ms fixed startup time +0.1 ms for each track crossed (The 1 ms time is a constant no matter how far the arm moves.) Number of surfaces=2 (a double-sides floppy disk. A single read/write arm holds both read/write heads) —Number of tracks per surface=100, Number of sectors per track=20, Number of characters per sector=512 —(1)How many characters can be stored on a single floppy disk? —(2)What are the best-case, the worst-case, and the average- case (assume that on the average, the read/write head must move about 30 tracks) access times to any individual sector of this disk?


27 RAID Redundant Array of Independent Disks Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks 6 levels in common use Not a hierarchy Set of physical disks viewed as single logical drive by O/S Data distributed across physical drives Can use redundant capacity to store parity information

28 RAID 0 No redundancy Data striped across all disks Round Robin striping Increase speed —Multiple data requests probably not on same disk —Disks seek in parallel —A set of data is likely to be striped across multiple disks

29 RAID 1 Mirrored Disks Data is striped across disks 2 copies of each stripe on separate disks Read from either Write to both Recovery is simple —Swap faulty disk & re-mirror —No down time Expensive

30 RAID 2 Disks are synchronized Very small stripes —Often single byte/word Error correction calculated across corresponding bits on disks Multiple parity disks store Hamming code error correction in corresponding positions Lots of redundancy —Expensive —Not used

31 RAID 3 Similar to RAID 2 Only one redundant disk, no matter how large the array Simple parity bit for each set of corresponding bits Data on failed drive can be reconstructed from surviving data and parity info Very high transfer rates

32 RAID 4 Each disk operates independently Good for high I/O request rate Large stripes Bit by bit parity calculated across stripes on each disk Parity stored on parity disk

33 RAID 5 Like RAID 4 Parity striped across all disks Round robin allocation for parity stripe Avoids RAID 4 bottleneck at parity disk Commonly used in network servers N.B. DOES NOT MEAN 5 DISKS!!!!!

34 RAID 6 Two parity calculations Stored in separate blocks on different disks User requirement of N disks needs N+2 High data availability —Three disks need to fail for data loss —Significant write penalty

35 RAID 0, 1, 2

36 RAID 3 & 4

37 RAID 5 & 6

38 Data Mapping For RAID 0

39 Optical Storage CD-ROM Originally for audio 650Mbytes giving over 70 minutes audio Polycarbonate coated with highly reflective coat, usually aluminium Data stored as pits Read by reflecting laser Constant packing density —CD-ROM contains a single spiral track —Sectors near the outside of the disk are the same length as those near the inside. —Information is packed evenly across the disk in segment of the same size. Constant linear velocity —The disk rotate more slowly for accesses near the outer edge than for those near the center.

40 CD Operation

41 CD-ROM Drive Speeds Audio is single speed —Constant linier velocity —1.2 ms -1 ( 每秒鐘傳輸率 1.2 MBPS) –CD-ROM:150KB/Sec –DVD-ROM: 1358KB/Sec (11.08 MBPS) —Track (spiral) is 5.27km long —Gives 4391 seconds = 73.2 minutes Other speeds are quoted as multiples —e.g. 24x —Quoted figure is maximum drive can achieve

42 CD-ROM Format Mode 0=blank data field Mode 1=2048 byte data+error correction Mode 2=2336 byte data sync Header Auxiliary

43 Random Access on CD-ROM Difficult Move head to rough position Set correct speed Read address Adjust to required location

44 CD-ROM Vs. traditional HD Large capacity (?) Easy to mass produce Removable Robust Slow Read only

45 Other Optical Storage CD-Recordable (CD-R) —WORM (Write Once Read Many)) —Compatible with CD-ROM drives CD-RW —Erasable —Getting cheaper —Mostly CD-ROM drive compatible —Phase change –Material has two different reflectivities in different phase states +Amorphous state : molecules exhibit a random orientation, reflects light poorly. +Crystalline state: a smooth surface that reflects light well.

46 DVD - what’s in a name? Digital Video Disk —Used to indicate a player for movies –Only plays video disks Digital Versatile Disk —Used to indicate a computer drive –Will read computer disks and play video disks

47 DVD - technology Multi-layer Very high capacity (4.7G per layer) — 單面單層: 4.7G — 單面雙層: 8.5G — 雙面單層: 9.4G — 雙面雙層: 17G Full length movie on single disk —Using MPEG 2 compression Movies carry regional coding Players only play correct region films Can be “fixed”

48 The differences between DVD and CD —Bits are packed mores closely on a DVD —DVD employs a second layer of pits and lands on top of the first layer. —The DVD-ROM can be two sided whereas date is recorded on only one side of a CD.

49 DVD – Writable The user can write to the disk multiple times. Only one-sided disks can be used. Problems: —Loads of trouble with standards —First generation DVD drives may not read first generation DVD-W disks —First generation DVD drives may not read CD-RW disks Suggestion: —Wait for it to settle down before buying!

50 CD and DVD

51 Magnetic Tape 磁帶的特性: —Serial access —Slow —Very cheap —Backup and archive 磁帶的種類: —Parallel recording –Data on the tape are structured as a number of parallel tracks running lengthwise. –Ex. Nine tracks 、 18 or 36 tracks —Serial recording –Data are laid out as a sequence of bits along each track.


53 Digital Audio Tape (DAT) Uses rotating head (like video) High capacity on small tape —4Gbyte uncompressed —8Gbyte compressed Backup of PC/network servers

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