MS Says AF 512e HDD's Are Not Supported in Win10?

  1.    16 Jan 2017 #1

    MS Says AF 512e HDD's Are Not Supported in Win10?


    According to Microsoft Knowledge Bulletin at https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2510009
    Advanced Format 512e (512b emulation layer on top of 4k sector size) HDD's are not supported in Win10. How is that possible. It is the most common format for current generation large capacity drives. The only alternatives are 512n (512b logical and physical), which is legacy old and doesn't seem to go above about 4TB's, and 4Kn (4k logical and physical) which is seen mostly as an option on enterprise drives and still pretty uncommon. Any ideas?
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  2. Caledon Ken's Avatar
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       17 Jan 2017 #2

    While this is an older article it appears this transition has been on the board for years. You likely have seen articles like this, I hadn't until I saw your post and wanted more info.

    Transition to Advanced Format 4K Sector Hard Drives|Seagate
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  3. Berton's Avatar
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       17 Jan 2017 #3

    That Seagate page and others on their site are screwed up, their popup about signing up covers quite a bit of the information making it essentially useless.
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  4. Caledon Ken's Avatar
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       17 Jan 2017 #4

    Interesting. Sounds like you weren't provided an x to Hide form, I was. I'm using Chrome.
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  5. Berton's Avatar
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       17 Jan 2017 #5

    I mostly use Firefox, if there is an X for closing it is hiding behind their top banner. It does go into hiding once I get about halfway down the page.
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  6.    17 Jan 2017 #6

    No problem seeing the X here with Firefox, try Ctrl + mousewheel and shrink it a bit get the X then.
    Interesting info though and something I wasn't aware had changed.
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