Learn about the technologies behind the Internet with The TCP/IP Guide!
NOTE: Using robot software to mass-download the site degrades the server and is prohibited. See here for more.
Find The PC Guide helpful? Please consider a donation to The PC Guide Tip Jar. Visa/MC/Paypal accepted.
View over 750 of my fine art photos any time for free at DesktopScenes.com!

[ The PC Guide | Systems and Components Reference Guide | Hard Disk Drives | Hard Disk Performance, Quality and Reliability | Hard Disk Performance | Hard Disk Internal Performance Factors | Controller and Cache Factors ]

Thermal Recalibration

Thermal recalibration is a procedure that was at one time commonly employed to correct for shifts in the positions of tracks on drive surfaces as they heated up. It is discussed in this section.

On some older drives, thermal recalibration caused performance problems due to unexpected interruptions for the recalibration to be performed. These primarily affected transfer performance, particularly for users manipulating large files. To combat this problem, manufacturers created special (expensive) drives that did not use thermal recalibration. Fortunately today, this is no longer an issue, since recalibration is not required with today's drives the way it once was.

The most important thing to remember about thermal recalibration today in terms of performance is: don't pay extra for a drive with a big label on it that says "no thermal recalibration!" :^)

Next: Hard Disk External Performance Factors


Home  -  Search  -  Topics  -  Up

The PC Guide (http://www.PCGuide.com)
Site Version: 2.2.0 - Version Date: April 17, 2001
Copyright 1997-2004 Charles M. Kozierok. All Rights Reserved.

Not responsible for any loss resulting from the use of this site.
Please read the Site Guide before using this material.
Custom Search