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They may be a bit old-fashioned now …

Well, the "now" is - like beauty - in the eye of the beholder.

Since the FIRST CHS limit was hit
and INT 13h was used, disks have been manufactured with a "virtual" setting of 63 sectors, this happened around 1993/94, at a time where sizes larger that 500 Mb were started being delivered, but even in 1995 a "common" hard disk size still rarely reached that size (*anything* would be running DOS or Windows 3.1/3.11), the "revolution" was introduced when Windows 95 was released, systems delivered near the end of 1995 started having larger disks, but anyway the "63" sectors were common since before.

My statement should have been "Never seen a real hard disk having anything different from 63 as numbers of sectors in the last 20 years or so".

In any case, the MBR partition table entry does not allow for anything more than 63, even the old IDE/ATA topped at 256, and 2863 😯 sectors seem a bit too much ….


Posted : 06/12/2014 9:16 pm
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