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Re: USB3 3TB HDD boot

From: Chris Murphy
Subject: Re: USB3 3TB HDD boot
Date: Mon, 18 Mar 2013 16:36:31 -0600

On Mar 18, 2013, at 3:46 PM, Vladimir 'φ-coder/phcoder' Serbinenko 
<address@hidden> wrote:
> BIOS interfaces support up-to 64-bit LBA adressing so >2T is just issue
> of fixing bugs in BIOS.

Aha. OK good to know.

> On, the other hand problem with 4Kn is deeper as
> it doesn't seem to even be any implicit agreement of how such disks
> should be handled for booting. Nor does it seem any impmentation on
> either bootloader or BIOS side.

This is concerning. So at the moment the 4Kn drives are effectively data only, 
non-bootable. Is it the same situation for UEFI and BIOS? It seems the 4Kn 
release is premature. The 512e method has few downsides for any recent 
partitioning tool, which ensures alignment, and they are also bootable without 
concerns. I'm unaware of a downside.

Chris Murphy

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