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 how can i get hard drive info? 
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Post how can i get hard drive info?
how can i get hard drive info (things like capacity,bytes per sector,sectors per track,tracks per cylinder) using assembly language?


Wed Nov 04, 2009 11:50 pm
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Post Re: how can i get hard drive info?
I believe there are some ATA/PIO documents on osdever.net that may help you :D

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Post Re: how can i get hard drive info?
i can't find it.. give me the link instead.. tnx


Thu Nov 05, 2009 11:56 pm
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Post Re: how can i get hard drive info?
http://www.ata-atapi.com/

Good plsace to start 8-)

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Post Re: how can i get hard drive info?
If you only care about the disk geometry and you're at the boot loader stage, all that info is passed to you by the BIOS. Otherwise, I'd read the ATA/ATAPI documents (SATA and SCSI drives usually have ATA compatibility modes).

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Post Re: how can i get hard drive info?
Their is alway the way of opening up the computer and read the hard-drive label. It contains all the information about sector, tracks, heads etc. Some hard drive brands have better details than others

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