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Re: USB3 3TB HDD boot

From: Chris Murphy
Subject: Re: USB3 3TB HDD boot
Date: Mon, 4 Mar 2013 16:16:37 -0700

On Mar 4, 2013, at 12:43 PM, "Lennart Sorensen" <address@hidden> wrote:

> On Mon, Mar 04, 2013 at 08:33:51PM +0100, Vladimir 'φ-coder/phcoder' 
> Serbinenko wrote:
>> Not necessarily. 3T drives often use msdos, just with 4K sectors which
>> increases the range of msdos to 16T.
> Hmm, I suppose that would work.  I have never seen one that did that yet,
> but I don't have that many 3TB drives either.

I wonder what the BIOS does when it "asks" the drive for LBA 0, and receives 
4096 bytes instead of 512 bytes. I'd think the BIOS would have to tolerate 
receiving 8x the data. I didn't know 4Kn drives were shipping yet. I'm not 
finding anything remotely recent about this when googling it.

Chris Murphy

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