Block Sizes

Some articles on block, block size, block sizes:

Block Size (cryptography)
... cryptography, symmetric key ciphers are generally divided into stream ciphers and block ciphers ... Block ciphers operate on a fixed length string of bits ... The length of this bit string is the block size ...
Disk Formatting - History
... A "block", a contiguous number of bytes, is the minimum unit of memory that is read from and written to a disk by a disk driver ... The earliest disk drives had fixed block sizes (e.g ... the IBM 350 disk storage unit (of the late 1950s) block size was 6 ... bit characters) but starting with the 1301 IBM marketed subsystems that featured ...

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