4k Sectors

Stuart Jansen sjansen at buscaluz.org
Sun Feb 14 12:26:30 MST 2010


Yesterday I installed a couple of Western Digital Caviar Green drives.
Today I read the following article:

http://www.osnews.com/story/22872/Linux_Not_Fully_Prepared_for_4096-Byte_Sector_Hard_Drives

Sure enough, when I check my drives were unaligned. Thankfully LVM made
repartitioning relatively painless. I didn't think to get exact numbers,
but I can tell you based on personal experience as I watched a terabyte
of data do the two step, aligning the partitions made a noticeable
difference.

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