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4K-sector drives and Linux

4K-sector drives and Linux

Posted Mar 12, 2010 21:46 UTC (Fri) by cmccabe (guest, #60281)
In reply to: 4K-sector drives and Linux by cmccabe
Parent article: 4K-sector drives and Linux

Ok, I figured out that a 4k-sector drive with a traditional MBR can be up to 16TB, not 2TB.

So that should buy the old MBR scheme another few years.


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4K-sector drives and Linux

Posted Mar 15, 2010 10:16 UTC (Mon) by etienne_lorrain@yahoo.fr (guest, #38022) [Link]

> I figured out that a 4k-sector drive with a traditional MBR can be up to 16TB, not 2TB.

But only for disks with 4096 bytes per LOGICAL sector and 4096 bytes per PHYSICAL sector; you can't find those drives on the market.
There is only 512 bytes per LOGICAL sector and 4096 bytes per PHYSICAL sector for sale, those are 100% compatible with current 512 bytes per sector drive, just are slower in some cases (so they have the same limits).


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