block = byte?

Posted on 2011-09-05
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in HDD, how many bytes is a block?
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dbrunton earned 2000 total points
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Really depends on your definition of block.

If a block is sector size it is 512 bytes.  However a block can be larger than this, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cylinder-head-sector#Blocks_and_Clusters for example.

Also see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disk_sector

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ok- thx.

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