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Subj:   Re: Why does size of table increase in multiples of 512 bytes
 
From:   Geoffrey Rommel

As others have said, disk sectors are 512 bytes, so any allocation of disk space will be in multiples of 512 bytes (half of 1KB).

Now, why do disk manufacturers put 512 bytes in a sector? I don't know. It may be just tradition, or maybe using a power of 2 makes the manufacturing or disk addressing a little easier.



     
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