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Does anyone know why sectors are numbered from one rather than zero? What is the historical/technical reason? Lastly, does is (or did it) put a limit to the HD size ...
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- 10-30-2005 #1
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why don't sectors begin with zero
Lastly, does is (or did it) put a limit to the HD size that could be accessed by the BIOS given that cylinders and heads are at their max values?
Thanks for any explanations, I am trying to get educated.
- 10-30-2005 #2
have a look at this link, http://www.geocities.com/thestarman3.../DiskTerms.htm
will explain quite a bit for you about hard drives.mind you it goes down quite often
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