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Re: [vox] wd EARS drives in Linux
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Re: [vox] wd EARS drives in Linux

On Wed, May 05, 2010 at 06:47:19PM -0700, Scott Miller wrote:
> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136514
> Anyone know of any pros/cons of the newer Western Digital 'ears' model
> drives in Linux?
> They have 4kB sectors which are larger and different from 512B sectors
> of hard drives in the past.
> i found a few posts like this one saying they are having problems with
> performance in Ubuntu:
> http://community.wdc.com/t5/Desktop/WD20EARS-in-Ubuntu-has-poor-performance/td-p/16377
> Eh? Thanks for your advice,
I have 2 of the 1.5tb ones and one annoying thing is they still
report 512B sectors and you are just supposed to have partitions
on a 4kB boundary. I haven't tried benchmarking them but they
seem to work ok. Hopefully I will get a chance to do more with
them this week.
Nick Schmalenberger
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