Subject: RE: Huge (> 1TB) disk
To: None <>
From: Peter J. Hunter <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 05/14/2002 10:07:42
On Tues, May 14, 2002 Perry E. Metzger wrote:
> Haven't seen a disk where you had any idea 
> what a "track" actually was in years. 
> I suppose "Lord Isildur" doesn't know about ZBR.
> For reference, on modern drives, "geometry" 
> is entirely a fiction.

I would prefer the word "proprietary" to "fictional."  Geometry still
exists in modern drives, but "mum's the word" from the drive
manufacturers.  Turn off write caching, and play with various sorting
routines and you will see that geometry is alive and well.