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Mallagan Bellator

Posts 248
10 Dec 2017 01:15


Gunnar von Boehn wrote:

Mallagan Bellator wrote:

  There is the IDE to SATA adapter, though.
 

  Yes they work, and cost like $5.
  Yes you can attach Terabytes of HDD to the VAMP this way.

And 1TB would be like 10 or 12 partitions if you chose to use the entire drive!! Lol!! xD

Reminds me of when I had my first 40GB hard drive and didnt know how to use SFS or PFS3 xD I had like 8 partitions


Mallagan Bellator

Posts 248
10 Dec 2017 01:20


Though if its a 1TB drive, youd end up with like 800 actual gigabytes... since manufactorers cheat with the capacity and completely ignores the binary calculations.

So I guess on such a drive youd end up with 8 or 9 partitions


Tim Trepanier

Posts 9
10 Dec 2017 03:32


Mallagan Bellator wrote:
Though if its a 1TB drive, youd end up with like 800 actual gigabytes... since manufactorers cheat with the capacity and completely ignores the binary calculations.

This happens if you format it for Windows. It is a 1TB drive, all the lost space is used by Windows to overcome legacy limitations and get everything to work. I read a long technical paper about this once and don't remember all the details.

With the coming AmigaOS 3.1 update and support for >4GB drives this won't be a problem.


Markus (mfro)

Posts 83
10 Dec 2017 07:18


Tim Trepanier wrote:

     
Mallagan Bellator wrote:
Though if its a 1TB drive, youd end up with like 800 actual gigabytes... since manufactorers cheat with the capacity and completely ignores the binary calculations.

     
      This happens if you format it for Windows. It is a 1TB drive, all the lost space is used by Windows to overcome legacy limitations and get everything to work. I read a long technical paper about this once and don't remember all the details.
     
      With the coming AmigaOS 3.1 update and support for >4GB drives this won't be a problem.
     

     
      There is in fact some lost space with MS formatting, the root cause with Microsoft is that they (even after >20 years of standardisation) still just don't get their maths right, however.
     
      According to the SI standard
     
      1TB = 1000 GB = 1000 x 1000 MB = 1000 x 1000 x 1000 KB = 1000 x 1000 x 1000 x 1000 Byte
      (Terabyte, Gigabyte, Megabyte, Kilobyte)
   
    and
   
      1TiB = 1024 GiB = 1024 x 1024 MiB = 1024 x 1024 x 1024 KiB = 1024 x 1024 x 1024 x 1024 Byte
      (Tebibyte, Gibibyte, Mebibyte, Kibibyte)
     
      Microsoft calculates with (latter) binary multiples but displays the result with (former) decimal units (which is just plain wrong), thus the discrepancy (on a Terabyte medium, about 10%).
     


C. Nicolakakis

Posts 1
10 Dec 2017 14:13


Hi, just joined to say this about large hard disks:

You can already use big hard disks with Amigas with the right filesystem and device driver.

I have an A4000/030 with 1 TB (931GB) IDE hard disk and the largest partition is about 700 GB IIRC.

You just have to use a filesystem that supports large partitons like PFS or SFS, AND a device driver that supports 48-bit LBA like Don Adan's scsi device (http://wt.exotica.org.uk/test.html)

Most of the trouble is using HDToolbox to create and edit the partitions.
 


Martin Soerensen

Posts 150
11 Dec 2017 07:46


PFS3 doesn't work with partitions larger than 101GB due to some bug. Larger partitions (up to 1/2TiB) is supported with FFS v.45 (from WB3.5/3.9), SFS or FAT95.


Tim D

Posts 9
11 Dec 2017 13:33


It's clear we will not see anything released by the years' end. No hard feelings there. But it would be nice to give us a bit of a status update regarding A500, A1200 & Standalone V4 as a little holiday gift :)


Stefano Briccolani

Posts 82
11 Dec 2017 19:06


There is hope for release of core gold 2.7 this year, I think. It will be the culmination of a stellar year for apollo team.

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