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ksivapradeep

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 07, 2004 1:25 pm    Post subject: help on space parameter
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can any body tell me how many blocks that a trak contain and how many tracks that a disk.......the hirarchy i am some what confuse

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rick

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 01, 2004 7:31 pm    Post subject:
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Hi

1 block = 32KB of formatted memory/ 42KB of Unformatted memory
1 track = 6 blocks
1 cyl = 15 Tracks.

So obiviously hirarchy is
- Block
- Track
- Cylinder


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ksivapradeep

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 11, 2004 4:33 pm    Post subject:
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hi rick,

thanks for reply and just a simple doubt ok what is formatted memory and unformatted memory plz let me clarify i detail


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narendra chowdary

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 19, 2005 1:49 pm    Post subject:
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hi,
the blocksize,tracks,cyclenders size depending up on hard disk.
generally we are saying track contain 6 blocks,cylender contain 15 tracks.
that is depending on disk size.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 20, 2005 12:58 am    Post subject:
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Hi Siva,

The answers to your ques depends on the type of disk you are dealing with.

Also the # of blks depends on their size and the size is selected by the creator of the dataset in question.

In the case of variable length files EACH block on the track can be of a different size.

Fixed length files can contain blockes of differing lengths on the same track if the file has been MODed during its life.
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