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hard drive sectors vs. tracks

In one rotation, how many sectors are passed over and how many tracks are passed over?

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"As the disk spins, sectors travel under the read head at a rate that depends on the RPM of the disk. So the transfer rate is the rotation rate times the number of sectors in a track times the number of bytes in a sector.

(RPM / 60) * Sectors-per-track * bytes-per-sector = bytes-per-second"