OT: Quote of the day

Doug Franklin 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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Thanks,
DougF (KG4LMZ)




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