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SubjectRe: ATA 4 KiB sector issues.
On Mon, 8 Mar 2010, Tejun Heo wrote:


Excellent summary.

> C-2. Windows XP depends on the traditional partition layout.

Is this really true? WD ships their EARS drives with an alignment tool
that as far as I can understand, moves the partition so
it's aligned to 4KiB:

So an XP fresh install (including letting XP partition the drive) will be
misaligned, but if you clone xp onto a properly aligned partition (or run
the tool and let it move the partition), it'll be ok. So saying that XP
"depends" on traditional partition layout might be a bit of a streth?

Mikael Abrahamsson email:

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