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4k Sector HD Image ?

PostPosted: Sat Apr 05, 2014 3:27 pm
by JRay
Hi all,
In the process of imaging several XP laptops/computers (upgrading to Win 7) there are 3 with 4KiB sector hard drives. Does the image destination drive need to be formatted NTFS 4KiB as well?
Please allow me to thank everyone in advance.
JR

Re: 4k Sector HD Image ?

PostPosted: Sun Apr 06, 2014 8:55 am
by TeraByte Support
If they are showing 512 byte sectors then no, doesn't have to be, but it
will be unless the partition is relatively tiny. If the sectors are showing
as 4096 then that will be the cluster size.

"JRay" wrote in message news:7858@public.bootitbm...

Hi all,
In the process of imaging several XP laptops/computers (upgrading to Win 7)
there are 3 with 4KiB sector hard drives. Does the image destination drive
need to be formatted NTFS 4KiB as well?
Please allow me to thank everyone in advance.
JR


Re: 4k Sector HD Image ?

PostPosted: Sun Apr 06, 2014 10:00 am
by JRay
Does the hard drive that is used for image storage have to have the same cluster size as the drive that is imaged? i. e., 512 to 512 or 4096 must be stored on 4096, etc.

Thanks so much,
JR

Re: 4k Sector HD Image ?

PostPosted: Sun Apr 06, 2014 6:25 pm
by TeraByte Support
Not for the file itself, but for restoring it does.

"JRay" wrote in message news:7862@public.bootitbm...

Does the hard drive that is used for image storage have to have the same
cluster size as the drive that is imaged? i. e., 512 to 512 or 4096 must be
stored on 4096, etc.

Thanks so much,
JR


Re: 4k Sector HD Image ?

PostPosted: Sun Apr 06, 2014 6:43 pm
by mjnelson99
When restoring to an unformatted partition, isn't it sized as necessary
by the image format itself?
Mary

On 4/6/2014 8:25 PM, TeraByte Support wrote:
> Not for the file itself, but for restoring it does.
>
> "JRay" wrote in message news:7862@public.bootitbm...
>
> Does the hard drive that is used for image storage have to have the same
> cluster size as the drive that is imaged? i. e., 512 to 512 or 4096 must be
> stored on 4096, etc.
>
> Thanks so much,
> JR
>
>