Hang on -

IIRC, it's only yes to that question if the drive itself advertises that it's 4K sectors.


I believed that if it uses 4K sectors, but *advertises* that it uses 512 byte blocks, then it goes to crap pretty quickly. (witness Netapp FC luns, many SSD's etc)

Is there actually a fix to allow manual setting of ashift now that I missed, or are you referring to the 'best case'?

Cheers,

Nathan.


On 17/02/2012 7:39 AM, John D Groenveld wrote:
In message<cb62bfe5.52f20%dave....@alfordmedia.com>, Dave Pooser writes:
If I want to use a batch of new Seagate 3TB Barracudas with Solaris 11,
I'm using the Seagate's 3TB external drive with S11.
Seagate Expansion 3 TB USB 3.0 Desktop External Hard Drive STAY3000102

will zpool let me create a new pool with ashift=12 out of the box or will
Yes.

John
groenv...@acm.org
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