06-05-2012 07:00 AM - edited 06-05-2012 07:02 AM
Hello Seagate Forums
I recently read, that HDDs > 2TB use Advanced Format 4k native. Will we see AF 4Kn drives for all capacities in the future?
My file server is looking at an upgrade in the near future. I am running FreeBSD with ZFS. When I initially build the machine, only green drives where AF 512e drives, today it seems that pretty much everything is AF 512e.
As ZFS really doesn't like the emulation, I am not exactly sure what to do now.
At the moment a set of 3TB disks is just too expensive (and a little bit overkill). I am thinking 5x1 or 5x1,5 TB, but I don't want to sacrifice performance. So when will those capacities be available in AF 4Kn?
An official response would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
(edited for typos)
06-10-2012 05:25 AM
I have a 2 TB disk (ST2000DL003) on my server using NTFS file. LInux likes the disk too when I booted up a Live CD for testing.
Windows Ser 2008R2 and the latest Linux distrobution will work fine.