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What is the difference between 4K blocks and 512e

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Applies to

  • Solidfire
  • Element
  • HCI

Answer

  • 4Kn is the advanced format in which the physical sectors and logical sectors are both 4,096 bytes in size.
  • 512e is the advanced format in which the physical sector size is 4,096 bytes, but the logical sector size emulates 512 bytes sector size.
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