Hard disks with sector size 4096 bytes may cause performance problems if misaligned

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  1. MrBrian

    MrBrian Registered Member

    Feb 24, 2008
    From http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/advanced-format-4k-sector-size-hard-drive,2759-12.html:
    Some resources:
    Hard drive evolution could hit Microsoft XP users
    Disk sector
    Compatibility problems
    Exploring WD's Advanced Format HD Technology (benchmarks on page 2)
    Vista's New Partitioning Rules

    Newer versions of GParted allow the user to choose between three different partition alignment boundaries - MiB, Cylinder, or None.

    To find out what sector size a given hard disk uses, look at the specs from the hard disk manufacturer.
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