Tuesday, January 5, 2010

The transition to 4K sectors on hard disk drives

I hadn't been paying very much attention to this recently, but it appears that hard disk drives are finally beginning to switch from 512 byte sectors to a larger sector size. This has been a long time coming; I can't remember when hard drives had anything other than 512 byte sectors, so it must have been a long time ago :)

Here's two good articles to get you up to speed:

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