From: Jim Brain (brain_at_jbrain.com)
Date: 2007-12-14 22:34:54
firstname.lastname@example.org wrote: > I only have one remark: it will be very difficult to use the 512 bytes > sectors as they are. For example: using the well known Track/Sector > linking won't work as the Sector byte is used to tell the system how > many bytes are used on the last track. And a byte cannot store numbers > greater than 255 :( > And I already mentioned it on my site: splitting the 512 bytes sector in > two 256 bytes Commodore sectors is no problem. But it needs extra work > to save one C= sector and IMHO extra RAM. > I see no other option short of mapping each IDE sector into 2 CBM sectors. But, it does require at least 1 more 256 byte buffer. > These remarks are not for putting the design down but just to remind > people of some facts. I only hope that maybe one of us comes with an > enginious idea to cope with these challenges. > It is my hope that the HW design will allow more people to work with it, reducing the problem to a small issue. Jim Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list
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