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To: Stan Hoeppner <stan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: What is a recommended XFS sector size for hybrid (512e) advanced format hard drives?
From: Hillel Lubman <shtetldik@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 05 Jan 2015 21:23:06 -0500
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On Sunday, January 04, 2015 21:52:51 Stan Hoeppner wrote:

> On 01/04/2015 06:56 PM, Hillel Lubman wrote:

> ...

> > when creating XFS partitions on hybrid (512e)

> ...

> > Can you please clarify what after all is the recommended sector size for

> > such drives

> ...

>

> XFS sectsz is unimportant with these drives. What matters is that any

> partitions you create start and end on 4KB boundaries.

 

Thanks. So there shouldn't be any negative impact either if sectz is set to 4 KB? In one particular case I experience some perceived slowness on 2 TB WD drive (and I created XFS partition on that drive using sectz as 4 KB). I didn't test however how it compares to default settings on the same drive which would set it to 512 B.

 

Regards,

Hillel.

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