floppy help

biferi

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I know Floppy Disks use FAT 12 and I know FAT 12 can only be used on Disks 1.44 MB and under.

But how many Clusters does FAT 12 put down and what is the Largest Cluster Size and the Smallest Cluster Size????????????
 

sniperviper21

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Ill answer if you answer this,

Why would anyone ever need to know this? Floppy is so out dated lol. im not even sure WHAT i could even fit on a single floppy.
 

gmcrepair

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Floppy is so out dated lol.

You'd be surprised:rolleyes: how many people use them to carry around business files.

FAT12: The oldest type of FAT uses a 12-bit binary number to hold the cluster number. A volume formatted using FAT12 can hold a maximum of 4,086 clusters, which is 2^12 minus a few values (to allow for reserved values to be used in the FAT).
 

tj107us1

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yeah my dad still uses them in his machine shop to transfer file from one CNC machine to the other.
 
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