I bought a Gateway system that had a WD15EARS installed so I bought another one and I was going to set up a RAID 1 mirror. Win 7 Pro was telling me that the drives must have the same sector size. So I used the installed Intel Storage Manager to check the drives and I see that the newly installed drive shows up as having Physical Sector size of 512 bytes and Logical Sector size of 512 bytes while the drive that came in the system shows as having 4096 bytes as the Physical Sector size.
How is this possible? Can I format or reformat the new drive to have a 4096 Physical Sector size? Why doesn’t it already?
What’s going on here?
Thanks in advance!