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English translation: edge-to-center head movements

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German term or phrase:Flügelschläge
English translation:edge-to-center head movements
Entered by: Dierk Seeburg
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11:04 Aug 16, 2000
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Tech/Engineering
German term or phrase: Flügelschläge
This is a caption in a text about EIDE hard drives. This particular one has "50-80 Flügelschläge/Sek." Any ideas what this might be? I even checked the manufacturer's site and couldn't find anything about it - not even numbers resembling something ebtween 50 and 80, so any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Will
William Scheckel
Local time: 07:59
edge-to-center head movements
Explanation:
Hi,
I have to disagree with the previous answers:

If it were sectors per second, then the drive would only transfer about 250KB of data per second as opposed to about 66MB which is industry standard.

If it were rotational frequency then 50-80 is way too low, and 50-80K is way too high, as industry standards are 5400, 7200, 10000 rpm.

Rather, this refers to the rate (in Hz) of how fast the read-write heads can move from the inside to the outside of the platters which resembles a Flügelschlag and as is tested in a BUTTERFLY test (my disk utility Techtool Pro has it). Now, for a translation I'm a bit at a loss, but suggest 'edge-to-center head movements' for starters.

Cheerio,
Dierk
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Dierk Seeburg
Local time: 23:59
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naedge-to-center head movements
Dierk Seeburg
na10**x RPMNancy Schmeing
nasectors/sec.Manfred Mondt


  

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31 mins
sectors/sec.


Explanation:
In the absence of additional background information this is guess work:
When you search the inter for "Flügelschläge" you get hits relating to Libellen and Vögel. Now, windmills also have Flügel! A graphical presentation of the data sectors on a floppy or hard disk also looks a little bit like a windmill (don't laugh yet). I bet some chap in Germany thought of expressing the rate at which the drive reads/writes the sectors as Flügelschläge/Sekunde like a turning windmill.
Manfred

Manfred Mondt
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39 mins
10**x RPM


Explanation:
Same thought. Bet it's a rotational frequency. No good hits. Nancy


Nancy Schmeing
Canada
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2 hrs
edge-to-center head movements


Explanation:
Hi,
I have to disagree with the previous answers:

If it were sectors per second, then the drive would only transfer about 250KB of data per second as opposed to about 66MB which is industry standard.

If it were rotational frequency then 50-80 is way too low, and 50-80K is way too high, as industry standards are 5400, 7200, 10000 rpm.

Rather, this refers to the rate (in Hz) of how fast the read-write heads can move from the inside to the outside of the platters which resembles a Flügelschlag and as is tested in a BUTTERFLY test (my disk utility Techtool Pro has it). Now, for a translation I'm a bit at a loss, but suggest 'edge-to-center head movements' for starters.

Cheerio,
Dierk

Dierk Seeburg
Local time: 23:59
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
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