WD10EARS cloning back to non-advanced format disk


#1

I am running a WD10EARS and I have my OS partition on this drive.  I am curious if I would be able to clone this disk back to a non-advanced format disk?  Would I be able to use Acronis True Image or Norton Ghost and have it work?  Is there a “un-align” utility that I would have to run first?  I tried searching for this question, but I didn’t come up with anything.  Thanks.


#2

Cloning from an AFD drive to a regular format drive should be fine.


#3

This disk reports it’s geometry to OS as “512b per sector” just like all other drives so it will behave the same way.