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how does a fat on a floppy compare to a hard drive are they the same.
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What type of information are you looking for?
A comparison of cluster sizes, physical structure, or what?
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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
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