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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2012 3:49 pm 
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Hi,

I am still using XP and need a new (bigger) HDD.
Do you know which is the largest available HDD with 512 Byte sectors isntead of the advanced format 4096 Byte sectors?
Otherwise: If I get the 1TB Samsung drive: are there any clone tools doing already the aligment. or are there aligment tool working after cloning?

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2012 6:19 pm 
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For the T42: max. 320GB (PATA)
for the X60: max. 750GB (SATA)

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2012 2:07 am 
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Hi,

can you a bit more spezific: which of the 750 GB hdds is NOT advanced format?

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2012 9:53 am 
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Check the specs of the HD you want to buy, it should tell you if Advanced or not.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2012 2:11 pm 
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Note that some of the Seagate drives with large sectors supposedly do not require any alignment ("SmartAlign" feature).

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