CLV (Constant Linear Velocity)

CLV (constant linear velocity) is a term used in data storage to describe the rotational speed of discs. For discs to rotate at a constant linear velocity, they must spin at a specific number of revolutions per minute (RPM). As data is read from the outer to the inner edge, the disc must maintain a linear velocity for accurate data reading.

What Small and Midsize Businesses Need to Know About CLV (Constant Linear Velocity)

Businesses have much to gain from storage devices with the proper CLV. Read-heads that move faster than the discs rotate could lead to distorted or unreadable data, causing errors when reading or writing data to a disc. However, businesses with data storage devices operating at the correct CLV can help improve device performance and prevent data loss.

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