Media Control Records in Hard Disk Environment
Original Publication Date: 1984-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-05
This article describes a concept of using a modified version of the 5-l/4-inch diskette interchange architecture in a hard disk environment to make dual software support for diskettes and hard disks much simpler. With the concept, it is also possible to partition a physical hard disk into many smaller logical volumes and to identify each of the logical volumes. Most internal hard disk-based systems do not have a volume media control record because they are internal to the base systems and do not require a unique volume identification of the media for data interchange.