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Scott Moulton - At Least TEN things you didn't know about your hard drive! (Phreaknic 12) (Hacking Illustrated Series InfoSec Tutorial Videos)

Scott Moulton - At Least TEN things you didn't know about your hard drive! (Phreaknic 12)

        This speech comprises at least 10 things that are 2+2=5 type situations people do not realize about hard drives. For Example, Data is written in Cylinders on hard drives, all partitions are created on Cylinder Boundaries and that leaves an offset from the end of one partition to the next which leaves a gap between partitions that is unusable or free space at the end of the disk. In addition to that, the point would be, since the outer edge of a drive starting at Track 0 is the fastest location on the drive, and the first partition is created on a cylinder boundary at the outside edge, then each and every partition you create on the disk has to be at a cylinder boundary into the disk. This means the second partition is on a slower part of the drive than the first. So for Mac Users that create a 32 gig Fat32 partition on their drive (actually the 6th/7th partition on the drive) is 32 gigs from the end of the drive on a Cylinder boundary and they just installed Windows on the slowest part of the drive. No it will not be animated!

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Thanks to the Phreaknic crew, SkyDog, Lady Merlin and the A/V team SomeNinjaMaster, Night Carnage, Greg, Brimstone, Poiu Poiu, Mudflap, and Drunken Pirate for setting up the rigs and capturing the video.

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