What's Native Command Queuing (NCQ)?

Posted on Thursday, August 04 2005 @ 12:10 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
The Tech Report takes a look at Native Command Queuing (NCQ) and what it can do to improve computer performance.
While faster spindle speeds are a brute-force approach to reducing rotational latency, Native Command Queuing is a more cerebral and ultimately less expensive alternative. Instead of blindly executing IO requests on a first-come, first-serve basis, NCQ allows a hard drive to intelligently reorder multiple requests based on their proximity to the drive head's position..
The full article can be read at The Tech Report

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