Linked by theosib on Sun 14th Feb 2010 10:45 UTC
Linux

Recently, I bought a pair of those new Western Digital Caviar Green drives. These new drives represent a transitional point from 512-byte sectors to 4096-byte sectors. A number of articles have been published recently about this, explaining the benefits and some of the challenges that we'll be facing during this transition. Reportedly, Linux should unaffected by some of the pitfalls of this transition, but my own experimentation has shown that Linux is just as vulnerable to the potential performance impact as Windows XP. Despite this issue being known about for a long time, basic Linux tools for partitioning and formatting drives have not caught up.

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Try with .32 ?
by jaymzh on Sun 14th Feb 2010 13:13 UTC
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2010-02-14

The posts on the fdisk list seem to imply that the version of fdisk you are using will do the right thing provided you're using a .32 kernel that can properly report the disk topology. Could you test with that?

Here's the post I'm referring to:

http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.linux.utilities.util-linux-ng/2926

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