sector numbering on floppy and hard drives?

Cameron Kaiser spectre at floodgap.com
Sun Oct 11 00:09:41 CDT 2009


> > Hi!  Why does sector numbering start with physical Sector 1 on floppy and
> > hard disks?  
> > Cylinders and Heads begin at 0 but sectors start at 1.  What happened to
> > Sector 0?
> 
> Amiga floppies have sectors numbered 0-10.

So do Commodore 5.25" floppies, although their tracks officially start
at 1.

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