Originally Posted by digibucc
not in general, no. the platters are linked, but the mechanics still have to read individual platters, in different spots. that slows it all down.
Now I see what that means.
I actually thought the opposite, that more platters would increase speed because the data would have been written sequencially in platter 1, platter 2, platter 3 and then platter 1, platter 2, platter 3 and so on. making lower amount if seekings for each spot as all heads are in the desired spot in that single instant. If you know what I mean (at least it this idea would work faster in sequencial readings)
Now, if they have to read individual platters in different spots, we are doomed. speeds drops. Unless the heads were independent from each other, which are not.