11-18-2011 02:54 PM
Got a 2 month old WD20ears HDD which has former been used in a NAS that formatted the drive in some sort of Linux.
Installed in Win 7 x64, made a primary partition and formatted it. Sisoft Sandra then says it runs with 512bytes sectors.
How do I check if the hard drive is actually lowlevel formatted to 512byte sectors?
If so, how do I lowlevel format back to 4096byte sectors?
As read here, http://http://www.storagereview.com/western_digita
I have tried WD's DLGDIAG for windows, but can't see anything related to this.
11-19-2011 01:05 AM
11-19-2011 06:57 AM
If you partitioned and installed Windows 7 on your WD20EARS it will be correctly configured for the 4K alignment.
By default Windows 7 partitions disks for 4K as this type of disk has been available since 09.
No need for alignment software. Which is needed for XP which is not 4K aware.