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Serville
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« on: December 01, 2011, 11:03:37 PM »

I'd like to use MBRTool to make an MBR backup of my WD20EARX 2TB, which is an advanced disk format using 4k-sector, but I wonder whether utilities like MBRTool can be safely used ?
Just want to make sure that this new hdd format doesn't need special software support.
Please advice. Thanks
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« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2011, 09:47:08 AM »

It might/should work, but it depends on a few things, so don't start writing to that disk with MBRtool just yet. If you'd be willing to take a look, download and install HDDscan (http://hddscan.com). Look for the "identify information" screen and check how the disk reports its sector size. If that comes back as 512 the disk handles the conversion internally, which means that MBRtool should work as expected. Please let us know.
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Serville
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« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2011, 10:54:02 AM »

It reports 512-byte logical sector size.
This is my snapshot :
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/406/hddscan.gif/
Is this what you're refering to ?
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« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2011, 01:41:20 PM »

Close enough. It reports 512 bytes as logical sector size so MBRtool should work as expected.
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Serville
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« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2011, 05:12:10 PM »

Thank u very much  Cheesy
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