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Old 07-01-2010, 04:52 AM   #1
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Question How to determine number of blocks for a partition


Hi,

Can someone explain how to determine the number of blocks to determine the number of cylinders for a new partition on hard drive.

Why is block size divided by 1024?

I think I understand unit size is the total bytes per cylinder, I get that. I understand the anatomy of the hard drive (i.e. heads, sectors, cylinders.

My problem is, if I need to calculate the number of cylinders needed for let's say a 20G partition on a 120G drive.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
Ron
 
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