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HDD Manufacturers Moving To 4096-byte Sectors

December 28th, 2009 12:30 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

Luminous Coward writes “As previously discussed on Slashdot, according to AnandTech and The Tech Report, hard disk drive manufacturers are now ready to bump the size of the disk sector from 512 to 4096 bytes, in order to minimize storage lost to ECC and sync. This may not be a smooth transition, because some OSes do not align partitions on 4K boundaries.”

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