I want a partition for storing temporary files (such as pagefile.sys on Windows, or linux swap partition), and I want this partition be faster than others.
We all know that the platter spin speed of the outer side of the platter is faster than the inner side. Almost all partition software use a bar chart to show partitions, thus I don't know how partitions are physically located on HDD platters. As a result I don't know which partition is faster.
Is the physical shape of a partition on the platter like a ring, or a piece of pie (as illustrator on this site )?
What about multiple platters cases? For example: paritioning a 2TB HDD which has 3 platters into 3 partitions with same size. Does each partition occupy a single platter, or does each partition consist of several rings/pies from each platter?