# Need Help

Discussion in 'A+ Certification' started by Gary Kendall, Oct 25, 2003.

1. ### Gary KendallGuest

I remember there is a way to find the size of a hard drive by knowing
the number of cylinders, heads and secters, but forget the formula for
this. Can anyone help me to find the size of this hard drive? 2477 Cyl,
16 Hds, 63 sect. If you could post the formula also that would be
appreciated

Thanks,
Gary
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Gary Kendall, Oct 25, 2003

2. ### SStevie-SGuest

It is heads x cylinders x sectors x 512
Hope that works for ya!
"Gary Kendall" <> wrote in message
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> I remember there is a way to find the size of a hard drive by knowing
> the number of cylinders, heads and secters, but forget the formula for
> this. Can anyone help me to find the size of this hard drive? 2477 Cyl,
> 16 Hds, 63 sect. If you could post the formula also that would be
> appreciated
>
>
> Thanks,
> Gary
> --

SStevie-S, Oct 25, 2003

3. ### Barry WatzmanGuest

A sector is 512 bytes. So 2477 x 16 x 63 = 2,496,816 total sectors of
512 bytes each, or 1,278,369,792 bytes. Or, in common parlance, it's a
1.2 gig hard drive.

Gary Kendall wrote:

> I remember there is a way to find the size of a hard drive by knowing
> the number of cylinders, heads and secters, but forget the formula for
> this. Can anyone help me to find the size of this hard drive? 2477 Cyl,
> 16 Hds, 63 sect. If you could post the formula also that would be
> appreciated
>
>
> Thanks,
> Gary
> --

Barry Watzman, Oct 25, 2003