Hi Marko, From all the drive specs I've looked at none of the drives go beyond 256tracks and 256sectors. Even CMD (and 64HDD) partition numbers are limited to 256 when requested in binary, though 64HDD can support 999 if requested in ascii and later will support "fff" when requested in ascii (but read as hex). I don't know the inner workings of IDE64, but assume it is limited to 16bit clusters, with each cluster set according to drive size. A similar cluster concept could be applied to CBM drives where 256x256 define the cluster, cluster size depends upon the media - it could be 256, 512, 1024 bytes long. - Nick -----Original Message----- From: MagerValp [mailto:MagerValp@cling.gu.se] Sent: Monday, 13 August 2001 5:54 PM To: email@example.com Subject: Re: More than 256 sectors per track? >>>>> "MM" == =?ISO-8859-1?Q?Marko M=E4kel=E4?= <ISO-8859-1> writes: MM> But are there actually devices that store more than 256 sectors MM> per track, or more than 255 tracks? No, I don't think so, with the possible exception of the IDE64. The CMD HD has a 16 MB partition limit for this very reason. -- ___ . . . . . + . . o _|___|_ + . + . + . . Per Olofsson, konstnär o-o . . . o + MagerValp@cling.gu.se - + + . http://www.cling.gu.se/~cl3polof/ Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list PLEASE TAKE NOTE: The contents of this email (including any attachments) may be privileged and confidential. Any unauthorised use of the contents is expressly prohibited. If you have received this email in error, please advise us immediately (you can contact us by telephone on +61 8 9441 2311 by reverse charge) and then permanently delete this email together with any attachments. We appreciate your co-operation. Whilst Orbital endeavours to take reasonable care to ensure that this email and any attachments are free from viruses or other defects, Orbital does not represent or warrant that such is explicitly the case (C) 2000: Orbital Engine Company (Australia) PTY LTD and its affiliates Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list
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