[BBC-Micro] BBC Disk Drive?
splodge at starfleet.homeunix.net
Fri Nov 24 15:36:22 GMT 2006
> * 1.44MB is particularly stupid because it's mixing units: 512
> bytes/sector x 18 sectors/track x 160 tracks is 147560 bytes, or 1.44 x
> 1024 x 1000.
I've noticed that too.
I think its all Microsoft's fault. The "help" for FORMAT.COM shows that
you can force the disk size in K by using /F, and cite "/F:1440", which is
the size of the disk in kilobytes.
Throw in some home-user logic and we have:
"Ah... 1440 Kilobytes... so divide by 1000 make it uh... 1.44 Megabytes?
Yeah.. thats right...."
According to my calculator, the actual size of the disk is 1.40625 Megabytes.
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