Cylinder size

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Cylinder size

#1 Post by UserRed »

Hi, i try to recover data from a Maxtor 6Y080L0. On ... uage=en_US there details about CHS:

ACTUAL CYL 158,816
MAX CYL 16,383

But I know, that the maximum cylinder size can be max 65,536. So I think that MAX CYL should be the correct value.

The second problem is, that PhotoRec shows me 1600086528 cylinders (Screenshot below).

What is the correct value?
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Re: Cylinder size

#2 Post by cgrenier »

If your disk capacity is correct, don't bother with the number of cylinders.