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How do I know my drive is advanced format 4K native or 512e emulated drive


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#1 abdulbadii

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Posted 31 December 2017 - 06:15 PM

How do I know my drive is advanced format 4K native or 512e emulated drive as I am on Windows ?
maybe use cpu-z.exe or other better tool ?
Many Thanks in advance


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#2 JohnC_21

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Posted 31 December 2017 - 06:46 PM

Open an elevated command prompt:

fsutil fsinfo ntfsinfo <drive letter>:

Look for "Bytes per Physical Sector" in the output

 

512 will be for Legacy Drives

4096 will be for Advanced Format Drives

 

https://support.symantec.com/en_US/article.TECH194586.html

 

I would have to assume that 512e drives will also show 512 bytes per sector so if you see 512 it could be a Legacy drive or a 512e drive.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Advanced_Format#512e

 

The only other way would be to get the drive's serial number and look it up on the manufacturer's website. It may also be on the label of the drive itself.



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Posted 31 December 2017 - 06:54 PM

Thanks much ..helps ..and appreciated






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