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LBA
Last modified: Monday, August 16, 2004 

(pronounced as separate letters) Short for logical block addressing, a method used with SCSI and IDE disk drives to translate the cylinder, head, and sector specifications of the drive into addresses that can be used by an enhanced BIOS. LBA is used with drive's that are larger than 504 MB.

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Hard Disk BIOS Translation Modes
Detailed description of the various types of BIOS translation that are used in modern PCs. Includes sections on normal/standard CHS mode, Extended CHS/large mode, Logical Block Addressing (LBA), a comparison of translation modes, and caveats on changing translation modes and transferring hard disks between PCs. This page is from "The PC Guide."

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