[Coco] disk drive/controller formatting question
Paul T. Barton
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Wed Aug 24 13:16:38 EDT 2005
--- tim lindner <tlindner at ix.netcom.com> wrote:
> Robert Gault <robert.gault at worldnet.att.net>
> > Larger values of interleave may be easier for
> the drive.
> I find this difficult to believe.
> Interleave is setup _before_ the write track
> command is issued. Once the
> command is issued, you are only pushing bytes
> to the controller. No
> calculations are done during the write track
> tim lindner
> tlindner at ix.netcom.com
I concur. The whole track is built in memory
THEN transferred. Interleave makes no
difference for format, at all.
However, for older drices that require
ENP, this could be it, but of course
it's all unique.
Paul T Barton (Clan Cameron)
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