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.
Cloning from an AFD drive to a regular format drive should be fine.
This disk reports it’s geometry to OS as “512b per sector” just like all other drives so it will behave the same way.