Compuadd Disk Controller?
jbayer at ispi.UUCP
Tue Dec 5 04:16:34 AEST 1989
dpi at loft386.UUCP (Doug Ingraham) writes:
>size. It runs under Dos 3.3 and Unix System V 386/3.2 (Bell Tech/Intel)
>94216-106 which is 106 MB unformatted and has 1024 cylinders and 5 heads.
>The FMT program wanted it to have 36 sectors/track which comes out to
>94,371,840 bytes. Using my old WD controller I was only able to get 34
>sectors/track (but the drive looked perfect to Unix and DOS). With 34
>Now for the bad news.
[stuff deleted regarding slow writes]
Is it possible that the extra two sectors/track was causing the
problems? It is possible that the last one or two sectors were
interfering with the drive being able to start reading a track, or
trying to find the proper place to start writing.
Jonathan Bayer Intelligent Software Products, Inc.
(201) 245-5922 500 Oakwood Ave.
jbayer at ispi.COM Roselle Park, NJ 07204
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