4K sectors

Hello all,

I have some quick questions.

I have a USB external 1TB HDD, it is the My book essential 2.0, I use windows XP on both of my laptops.

(The writes on the my HDD is kind of slow by the way).

I thought about buying a ReadyNAS or WHS but I read that the 4K sector are being a problem with the current hardware out there, especially the new 2TB HDD being sold by WD (eco friendly disks).

My Question is:

Am I going to have the same alignment problem with my current HDD (1TB)?

How to fix this, if I need to fix it?

I have no partitions.

Any feedback is highly appreciated

Thanks a lot.


Found the answer here