Display, Search or Copy Disks based on Sectors

Every Hard Disk uses the mechanism of sectors and tracks to store the data. For all those who don’t have much info on this, here is the brief intro of that. A disk has some circular platters that contain storage material which is divided into circular tracks each having some tracks to store data. Refer the image below for clarity.

So in case you are comfortable doing some sector wise operations on the disk, or just wish to experience this, here is a tool called Roadkil’s Sector Editor that can come handy in this purpose. This tool allows displaying, editing, printing and searching Continue reading “Display, Search or Copy Disks based on Sectors”

Find the difference between Size and Size on disk

When we right click on a file or a folder to see its properties and size, we see two different options saying “Size” and “Size on disk” having different values most of the time. The difference between “Size” and the “Size on disk” of a file has always confused me. I kept wondering “How can a file possess different size?”

No doubt you are reading this post because you also want to know the actual difference. So let’s find out the difference between “Size” and “Size on disk”. Continue reading “Find the difference between Size and Size on disk”