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To: Eric Sandeen <sandeen@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: What is a recommended XFS sector size for hybrid (512e) advanced format hard drives?
From: Hillel Lubman <shtetldik@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 07 Jan 2015 00:36:19 -0500
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On Tuesday, January 06, 2015 23:30:26 Eric Sandeen wrote:

> On 1/6/15 11:17 PM, Hillel Lubman wrote:

>

> > I see. Indeed, on the drive where I get sectsz as 512 by default, blockdev --getss --getpbsz reports:

> >

> > 512

> > 512

>

> what kind of drive is this; is it usb, SATA, or ?

>

> c) not sure why there are 2 different answers. Knowing what kind of drive

> it is would be good; mkfs.xfs just uses whatever blkid says.

>

 

One is a recent portable WD USB3 drive (elements) and another is a regular 3.5" internal AF WD black in an enclosure (also attached through USB3). I didn't recently test the case of a drive attached through regular SATA.

 

Regards,

Hillel.

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