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Old 11-24-2006
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What do u mean by raw and cooked disk? What are the advantages of having raw disk?

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Old 11-28-2006
With raw i/o you are accessing the disk driver directly. With cooked i/o you are asking the OS to do more work. A very over-simplified example... You have a CD. To make an ISO copy of the CD, you would need raw i/o. But if you want a directory listing of the files, you would need cooked i/o.
 

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