Go Premium for a chance to win a PS4. Enter to Win

x
?
Solved

F.A.T.  Floppy vs Hard Drive

Posted on 1998-05-30
2
Medium Priority
?
254 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-12
how does a fat on a floppy compare to a hard drive are they the same.
0
Comment
Question by:dmarcott
2 Comments
 
LVL 1

Expert Comment

by:delirium
ID: 1018367
What type of information are you looking for?
A comparison of cluster sizes, physical structure, or what?
0
 
LVL 1

Accepted Solution

by:
sysedco earned 200 total points
ID: 1018368
Yes! FAT on a floppy is the same as FAT on a hard drive. Actually, that is the very reason for the inherent problems in FAT. It was designed in 1981 with the thought of floppy based computers in mind. Therefore, FAT is actually better for floppies than it is for hard drives, simply because of the small cluster size.

You may wish to see the TechNote on my "in-progress" web site at:

http://www.sysedco.com/technote/fatvsfat32.htm

This will undoubtedly shed some light on the issue, although it is actually a comparison of FAT16(F.A.T.) and FAT32.

-Tom
0

Featured Post

[Video] Oticon Case Study

Open office environments can create the dynamics for innovation, but they also bring some challenges. With over 1,000 employees in an open office, Oticon needed a solution that would preserve the environment while mitigating disruptive background noises.

Watch how they did it.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Does your iMac really need a hardware upgrade? Will upgrading RAM speed-up your computer? If yes, then how can you proceed? Upgrading RAM in your iMac is not as simple as it may seem. This article will help you in getting and installing right RA…
Stuck in voice control mode on your Amazon Firestick?  Here is how to turn it off!!!
Exchange organizations may use the Journaling Agent of the Transport Service to archive messages going through Exchange. However, if the Transport Service is integrated with some email content management application (such as an anti-spam), the admin…
This lesson discusses how to use a Mainform + Subforms in Microsoft Access to find and enter data for payments on orders. The sample data comes from a custom shop that builds and sells movable storage structures that are delivered to your property. …

783 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question