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For a magnetic disk with concentric circular tracks, the seek latency is not linearly proportional to the seek distance due to

  1. non-uniform distribution of requests
  2. arm starting or stopping inertia
  3. higher capacity of tracks on the periphery of the platter
  4. use of uniform arm scheduling policies
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Option 2.

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Arm starting and stopping at inertia.

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