Solving the problem with correctly aligning partitions on my Linux server, I came across the question about real physical geometry of this drive. I can’t find this info. Or, may be it is irrelevant?
I just used the following scheme for partitioning: start partition at mod8 sector number (I used parted in “unit s” mode) and end partition at mod8 - 1 sector number (to start at mod8 next one). But now I think, that, may be, I should consider starting new partition not only on new big sector (4k sector), but also at cylinder boundary?
But… this drive reports to OS invalid CHS data (at least it lies about sector size), so… How can I get it’s real geometry? Or I shouldn’t care about it so much and aligning just to 4k sector is ok?