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On Tue, Dec 15, 2009 at 12:13:02PM +0100, Manuel Bouyer wrote:
> Err, my version of ATA6 (T13/1410D revision 1) has the same wording
> as ATA5. It looks like this was changed between revision 1 and
> revision 3.
Says much about how well device will conform to such a specification.
> > So the wording
> > in ATA6 regarding "one greater than the total number" is bogus
> > and probably not implemented correctly by some devices.
> I don't understand why you says this is bogus. As the first adressable
> sector is 0, the total number of adressable sectors is the last
> LBA28-adressable sector + 1.
> > 1) Words (61:60) shall contain the value one greater than the total
> > number of user-addressable sectors in 28-bit addressing and shall
it says 'one greater than the number of sectors' (==count+1), and not
'one greater than the last sector' (==count).
Michael van Elst
"A potential Snark may lurk in every tree."
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