512e/4kn drive formatting
pen at lysator.liu.se
Fri May 14 20:41:30 UTC 2021
It depends on the vendor. But also the firmware on the drives...
I’ve successfully reformatted 520b 10TB HGST with Dell firmware drives into 4Kn using sg_format.
I’ve failed reformatting 512e 16TB Seagate Exos drives with Dell firmware into 4Kn using sg_format.
> On 14 May 2021, at 01:52, joe mcguckin <joe at via.net> wrote:
> I notice most drive vendors supply 512e and 4Kn format drives. Is it possible to buy a 512e drive and use is as a 4kn drive
> or possibly reformat to 4kn? I’m specifically looking at the Seagate Exos drives...
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