Apple // Questions
Eric J Korpela
korpela at gmail.com
Sat Apr 23 22:01:22 CDT 2005
> Sellam wrote:
> > ProDOS was made with large capacity disk drives in mind.
On 4/23/05, Eric Smith <eric at brouhaha.com> wrote:
> It inherited the SOS
> file system design, thus sharing the same 32MB limit. At the time,
> 5MB and 10MB drives were common, and 20MB drives were starting to
> appear. Clearly there wasn't very much headroom.
But don't let this disuade you from putting a fairly large SCSI or IDE
drive on a II[e,c,gs]. The 32MB limit is a per partition (or whatever
the Apple II equivalent is) My IIgs is perfecly happy with a 250MB
SCSI drive divided into 8 (or is it 7) ProDOS and HFS partitions.
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