Re: [OxLUG] 4k sector size disks
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> kernel: usb 2-5: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 6 > kernel: usb 2-5: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice > kernel: scsi10 : SCSI emulation for USB Mass Storage devices > kernel: Vendor: HitachiG Model: ST Rev: 0000 > kernel: Type: Direct-Access ANSI SCSI > revision: 06 > kernel: SCSI device sdb: 976754431 4096-byte hdwr sectors (4000786 MB) > kernel: sdb: Write Protect is off > kernel: sdb: assuming drive cache: write through > kernel: SCSI device sdb: 976754431 4096-byte hdwr sectors (4000786 MB) > kernel: sdb: Write Protect is off > kernel: sdb: assuming drive cache: write through > kernel: sdb: sdb1 > kernel: sd 10:0:0:0: Attached scsi disk sdb > kernel: sd 10:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg1 type 0
2^48 * 512 / 1048576 / 1024 / 1024 / 1024 (bytes) (->mb) (->gb) (->tb) (->pb)
>> This reminds me, there was the case, in DOS, dos 3.3 or so >> introduced FAT16 but couldn't cope with>64k sectors and hence >> was limited to 32mb/partition and weird drivers were invented >> to do weird translation to present the illusion of larger sectors >> to dos, in order that it could cope, or something ;-). > are you talking about LBA? Logical Block Allocation was a replacement > for Cylinders, Heads, Sectors (CHS).
It is also interesting to notice that Microsoft say "Most of the drives larger than 2 terabytes and with a USB connection are this kind of drive." [4k native]