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SubjectRe: ATA support for 4k sector size
Martin K. Petersen wrote:
>>>>>> "Matthew" == Matthew Wilcox <matthew@wil.cx> writes:
>
> Matthew> Lowest aligned logical block address=0
>
> Matthew> This disagrees with Martin's assertion.
>
> The original roadmap was to transition to 4KB sectors in 2006,
> coinciding with the Vista release.
>
> Given how long this has taken (we're now talking ~2011 for GA) it may
> very well be that the alignment knobs will be unused because everybody
> will be using Vista or 7 by then.

The plan does seem to have changed - WD's shipping 4k sector drives that are
sane and require a drive jumper or tool for WinXP and old cloning utilities.

http://techreport.com/discussions.x/18115
http://wdc.com/en/products/advancedformat/
http://www.wdc.com/wdproducts/library/whitepapers/en/2579-771430-A00.pdf

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James Andrewartha


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