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Kudos0

Norton Ghost 15 and New HDs w/4k Blocks

As I understand it, most of the current disk imaging products won't work with the new disks that use 4k blocks. Does anyone know if Ghost 15 is compatible with these new drives?

http://www.bit-tech.net/news/hardware/2010/02/02/all-new-hard-drives-will-be-4k-advanced-for/1

- Hannes

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Kudos0

Re: Norton Ghost 15 and New HDs w/4k Blocks

Hannes,

I saw this in a newsgroup,


These drives are still fully compatible with all existing software and operating systems because they (properly)
provide a 512 byte sector view and internally handle read/writing in 4K chunks using read-modify-write.   With proper caching technology (built into the drive) the affects of this should be negligible on typical desktops.

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