Hey there. I believe it is in sectors...there was one drive with translator module not reading at all...
Luckily it read tracks and i got the P-list.
Using this P-list in a donor, i regenerated the translator and took a copy of it in a folder.
Now where ever i moved the translator on the patient drive, it made changes to mod01 about re locating the module however the translator never opened up and read till a few percentage and dfl displayed module read error.
So now in the hex tab of DFL, i tried to punch in the aba of this newly shifted module and tried to read only 10 sectors off it, it opened up gracefully. Now I tried to write something there in the same length.
It wrote. Power off the drive, switch in on and tried to read the same aba of the relocated translator. It showed the data (junk) that i wrote before powering off.
So now this meant the module read partially.
So i read the module to the maximum extent it could..Like increasing from 10 sectors to some % of the over all length of module, it read gracefully.
So I wrote the newly regenerated translator and it wrote it...
Power off and power on....
now the mod didnt read by ID in the module checking tab. Neither it help check the copy on 0 or 1
So to reconfirm, in the hex view i punched in the translator aba number only to see the royl header existed with perfect checksum and then I accessed the module in the hex view by punching in the same aba and length that i used to write this translator as discussed before...
So now it reads only a few % of the whole module length....hmmm...what can i do?
So I edited mod 01 and edited the length of the translator mod till where it could possibly read...
saved the changes and power off, power on the drive.
Now the translator simply read by double clicking the drive and data was readable and showed read ok and checksum ok while i made the utility check it
Lol Squeeze theorem in calculus ? may be on similar lines...
this means the mod checksum actually may not depend on the overall readable/writeable length of the module but just depends on the content of mod...0 filled area fails to help in checksum calculation possibly
hope the case is explained to. If you find any ambiguity in language, please highlight that area.
Last edited by sin
on September 15th, 2018, 18:44, edited 1 time in total.