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Re: Support for 4KB sectors size disk ?

On Tue, Jan 12, 2010 at 09:49:46AM -0500, der Mouse wrote:
> > To support >512bytes/sector devices, we may have two choice: [...]
> What about <512?  They exist; I have a floppy drive which I've been
> carefully hoarding because it has 256-octet blocks, the only device
> with <512-octet blocks I've ever seen (and it's SCSI, the only SCSI
> floppy drive I've ever seen, but that's irrelevant to this thread).
> Do we (FWVO "we") want to bother with such devices?

Some floppies had 128 byte sectors.
Singer System 10, and ICL System 25 used 100 byte sectors.
The latter were always soft-packed 5 in 512 bytes when I used them.


David Laight:

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