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Old May 8, 2014, 10:25 PM
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I'm debating if I should upgrade my RAID card since it does not support 4K format. While WD's Advanced Format states it has 512 emulation, I'm not sure if it will work on a RAID card.
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Old May 9, 2014, 06:31 AM
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What RAID card are you using now? I'm in the same boat with my PERC5i, but i'm probably going to bite the bullet and keep that going for a backup array.
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Old May 9, 2014, 06:50 AM
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I think the 4K format needs to be supported by the drive first of all and has nothing to do with the controller, as the size of the block in the array it is defined in the menu of the controller card.
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Old May 9, 2014, 10:35 PM
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Well I have an old 3Ware 9400S-12 (PCI-X) that I'm considering using with WD 2TB Red which is Advanced Format. I'm also debating if I should just buy a 5i off someone here and use that. Why are you considering trading in a 5i, misterd?
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