My WD Blue N550 1TB uses 512B sectors “out of the box”. So I often read modern drives are using 4096B sectors, but in special SSDs need it because its their internal size. If using 512B sectors this would also make double write cycles and so shorting the lifetime of the drive.
So, my smartctl output says:
Supported LBA Sizes (NSID 0x1)
Id Fmt Data Metadt Rel_Perf
0 + 512 0 2
1 - 4096 0 1
Can someone explain me what this means and/or/how is there a way to achive best settings for this drive? I’m using ext4, ntfs, fat32 filesystems and my working system is a Debian 9.
It there something like this also from WD? :