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Re: 4k sector drives

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Subject: Re: 4k sector drives
From: Michael Monnerie <michael.monnerie@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 20 Jul 2010 23:34:45 +0200
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On Dienstag, 20. Juli 2010 Emmanuel Florac wrote:
> They come in emulation mode (like many SATA-II drives came in SATA-I
> mode). You must set them to 4K blocks manually, for WD IIRC with a
>  DOS software. And you need a controller that supports 4K blocks, too
>  (probably anything older than a year won't).
 
Thank you Emmanuel and Stan,

http://wdc-de.custhelp.com/cgi-
bin/wdc_de.cfg/php/enduser/std_adp.php?p_faqid=5324&p_created=&p_cats=185&p_cv=1.185&p_pv=2.294&p_prods=227%2C294#jumper

shows a jumper exists for "advanced format", but doesn't tell what it 
does. I'll try to set or unset it depending on what it is now, and see 
if there's a difference.

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