Char said:I'm surprised to learn that the OS knows or cares about such low level
details. I had expected the IDE interface to hide (abstract) all of
that from the OS.
There are various tables around. Example here.
They really don't need to do that for smaller drives.
It's totally unnecessary. Which is why I'm unhappy to see
500GB drives that way. My 250GB drives were the last smooth
ones I owned.