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Fixed Disk Change to Sector Size


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#1 Dennis the Menace

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Posted 22 April 2010 - 01:02 AM

I just recently began looking for a new and of course larger Hard Drive for my system. In a discussion at work, one of my
co-workers mentioned something about a recent change of sector size from 512 bytes to 4K. This was the first I had heard of this. Can anyone shed any light on the subject and what if any impact this might have on having both an older and newer drive reside in the same system. Also will this affect sector alignment partitioning (vis a vie Vista)?
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Posted 22 April 2010 - 01:56 AM

that is controlled via windows-in windows management, you can change the sector size from anything from say 64 bytes to up to like 4k or something like that, but you can choose the allocation unit size in any case.

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Posted 22 April 2010 - 03:25 AM

Vista should have no issue, but XP does. There's a useful article here:

http://www.anandtech.com/show/2888
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