> > What makes you think the Barracuda 7200.14 drives report 4k sectors?
http://firstname.lastname@example.org/msg48912.html Nigel stated this here a few days ago. I did not check for myself. Maybe Nigel can comment on this? As for the question "why do you want 4k drives": My thinking - I will buy 4-6 disks now. - I must assume that during the next 3-4 years one of them might fail - Will I be able to buy a replacement in 3-3 years that reports the disk in such a way, that resilvering will work? According to the "Advanced Format" threat this seems to be a problem. I was hopimg to get arond this with these disks and have a more future proof solution Moreover: - If I buy new disks and a new JBOD etc. I might as well get a performant solution. In other threats ashift 9 vs 12 is presented as a problem. - Disk alignment: I am currently using whole disks AFAIK. But I do not remember. Did I use slicing etc? Is my alignment correct (btw. How do check?) So I thought: If I start over with a new pool O might get ot right and this seemed easier with those disks... Might be totally wrong withmmy assumptions and if so: Hey that's the reason for asking you, knowing I am not the expert myself. :-) Kind regards, JP
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