Not to get all crazy here, but sector skew can matter when using more than one real drive and type..... one skew method will work at fairly decent speeds across almost all drive types while another can be super fast on a specific drive and make all others crawl..... interleave of sectors the factor... since I use standard drive, happy, us doubler, xf, I settled on a something that works well on sd disks across the range and then something for DD across that range..
a further seperate issue is using whatever drive that formats and writes that out a disk can be key... for whatever reason, it matters. I experimented and the disk can boot or not boot on a drive controller that has not been initialized depending on the formatting drive and it's initializing, boot sector etc..
A work around for density select on XF's was done for Sparta so XF's would boot disk no matter what (posted it on some thread on AA)
Ignoring skew because a drive can track buffer is not IMHO the way to go.... sure it gets you by... but speed across the range of drives not only matters in your own house but when you share to entire community and others have wide and varied equipment.
Edited by _The Doctor__, Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:01 PM.