minitool formatted flash disk shows invalid in Active@ Partition manager 5

Discussion in 'backup, imaging & disk mgmt' started by Smile, May 5, 2016.

  1. Smile

    Smile Registered Member

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    Hello, I formatted my 32GB transcend USB flash disk with Minitool Partition Wizard v9.

    I like Minitool Partition Wizard v9 because:

    It allows to enter values in MB's not GB's like AOMEI for example
    It allows to partition to MB instead of CHS
    It aligns to 1MB rather than 4K (but lack of options I really don't like.)

    So my problem is that after formatting if I check partition with Active@ Partition manager 5, it shows errors with the Copy of boot sector, see screenshot. I trust Active@ Partition manager 5 more because it actually shows the 7MB unallocated space made by choosing MB in partitioning with Minitool Partition Wizard v9.

    So why the inability to properly format with Minitool v9?
     

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  2. Smile

    Smile Registered Member

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    Here is after reformatting with AOMEI the same partition made by Minitool v9.
    Now everything is green in Active@ Partition Manager v5

    But 2KB writes are slower, overall reads faster by ~1MB

    All this after total sectors change from 61718520 to 61718527

    BTW Minitool made same errors on other HDD's I've formatted with it !
    I wonder what they reply in my email.

    Now who can you trust to format your partitions these days of offsets, and other nonsense?
    Gparted aside, I'm not Linux guy.
     

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  3. Smile

    Smile Registered Member

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    Yet another comparison to AMOEI Align at 1MB sector 2048 same as Minitool v9.
    As you can see partition end at MB really increases speed if sectors are set correct ! I' still don't understand how Minitool did allow this bug to slip trough?

    partition end at MB not available in any other partition app?

    Anyone?
     

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  4. Brian K

    Brian K Imaging Specialist

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    For your UFD I'd use Disk Management, exFAT.
     
  5. Smile

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    exFAT has 1 FAT table, very very unreliable IMHO. FAT32 has 4GB limitation, so only NTFS as I use only windows with these memory flash disks.
     
  6. Smile

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    Here is something you don't see every day 16GB 200Eur SLC memory industrial flash disk.
    Factory formatted to FAT32, offset 32. It has even wear leveling tool to monitor it !

    Formatted to the 1MB offset, MB boundary, NTFS. Forkflow with Minitool, then AOMEI formatted. Quite a clear difference if you ask me.
     

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  7. oliverjia

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    I don't do disk partitioning no more, nowadays. For OS, I just use the Windows OS Installer to partition if I dual boot; for data disk, I use the whole disk as a single partition.
     
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