512e 4kn

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    broken HDD after format change from 512 to 4096 4kn

    Hi all, I used the SeaChest-Software on Linux system to fastformat from 512 to 4kn on a new Seagate Exos X16 10TB HDD. The topic was working for 2v4 brand new HDDs. But now 2 HDD seem to be fully broken. Following commands I used: SeaChest_Lite --scan SeaChest_Lite --device /dev/sg...
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    How to convert 512e to 4Kn using Fast Format (Seagate Exos X16 drive) ?

    I'm planning to purchase some Seagate Exos X16 (model ST16000NM001G) 16TB drives. They come formatted in 512e by default, but they support "Fast Format" to convert to 4Kn so that they appear as a true 4Kn to the OS. This is documented in the Seagate documentation, but they neglect to say how you...