Having too many contiguous blocks written at once is another problem, as the drive will be busy writing all those blocks for as long as it takes. Once the write exceeds the amount in one cylinder (not that we can really tell the geometry), it has to seek anyway, and might as well let something else use the disk. Otherwise we have the storage equivalent of bufferbloat, where high priority writes get backed up behind a huge transfer.
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