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> > I am not quite sure I understand your reasoning.
> > We have seen *zero* drives that do not understand 256 sector commands.
> > Maybe such drives exist, but so far there is zero evidence.
>
> Have you read the thread? You are obviously mistaken.

I've read most of it, and as far as I can see the problem is that one
drive is known to accept 256 sector commands and occasionally fail on
them. Since that is obviously broken behavior, I don't see how it can
possibly even be suggested that we reduce the performance of possibly
every other hard disk in use[1] just to compensate for it.

[1] Note that the known broken disk is 700 MB one, so there probably
aren't many in use anyway.

John.
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