[clug] 3TB (4k sector) disk question

steve jenkin sjenkin at canb.auug.org.au
Wed Sep 5 07:19:23 MDT 2012

Eyal Lebedinsky wrote on 5/09/12 8:01 PM:

>   sd 8:0:8:0: [sdi] 4294967294 512-byte logical blocks: (2.19 TB/1.99 TiB)

2^32 == 4294967296 [2 blocks more]

Seems they cheated on the spec and only used 32-bits for number of blocks.

When did 2TB drives come onto the market. 2-3 years ago?
No reason for an older SATA/RAID board to support them.

But like you say: motherboard was properly implemented....
No excuse for the other.

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