Andy Ball <ball%grex.org@localhost> writes: > GT> 63 is leftover from when floppies actually had 63 sectors per track. > > I've seen soft-sectored floppies with 8, 9, 15 and 18 sectors, never 63. > ;-) Sorry, I guess I was confused on this point then. It's been a long time since I played with an RX02 :-) But, I think the accurate notion is: 63 arises from ancient history, and is now tradition, it doesn't make sense with modern disks, especially with 4K physical sectors And I suspect most people agree on: one should use a multiple of 2^k 512-byte sectors for some decent k for aligning. popular values are 64 and 2048.
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