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Formatting for a floppy disk refers to

  1. arranging the data on the disk in contiguous fashion

  2. writing the directory

  3. erasing the system data

  4. writing identification information on all tracks and sectors

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Answer is (D) .

The formatted disk capacity is always less than the "raw" unformatted capacity specified by the disk's manufacturer, because some portion of each track is used for sector identification and for gaps (empty spaces) between sectors and at the end of the track.

Reference :

answered by Boss (41k points)
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Can anyone please explain this in simple and easy language :)
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answered by Loyal (5.8k points)
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In case of Floppy disk formatting mean erasing the same area

while in case of magnetic disk , formatting mean writing identification information of sector and tracks
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