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C:\documents and settings\theresa\octc\cis110\filesystems.ppt
file allocation table – where the OS records how the disk space is used
Sectors within a Track
A hard disk has extremely smooth metal or glass plates called “platters” (vs. the floppy mylar disk of a floppy disk).
Each platter is divided into tracks and sectors by the format operation, like a floppy disk, however the number of tracks and sectors is different. The number of tracks on a hard disk depends on the disk size and the manufacturer.
Should you format brand new preformatted disk?