OT: Quote of the day
jehosephat at mindspring.com
Fri Oct 2 23:57:02 EDT 2009
Joseph McAllister wrote:
> Hard drives
> worked the same way back when. I do not know how the formatting and
> sector addressing works these days. I imagine it's been modified to
> allow for faster reading and writing.
You had to do things like that back before the logic was fast enough to
process a sector entirely in the inter-sector gap (ISG). There was a
time when the fastest computers could only do 3:1 interleaving.
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