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SubjectRe: ATA support for 4k sector size
Ha, a discussion about partitions and disk geometry.

Greg Freemyer wrote:
> If the reported geometry of these drives was changed to have sectors /
> track be a multiple of 8, wouldn't that fix most of the issues.

It is almost twenty years ago that disks stopped having a geometry.
The ATA standard tells disks over 8 GB to report their geometry as
16383/16/63. That is, there is no information in what is reported.
It is just a constant to satisfy ancient software.

Andries



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