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Western Digital Releases Advanced Format Hard Drive Utility

Postby Ian on Sun Dec 13, 2009 11:47 pm

Western Digital has a released a new utility that will give you 7-11% more usable space on your hard drive. It does this by using larger, 4KB sector blocks as well as a common Sync/DAM header and pooled ECC blocks.

http://www.wdc.com/wdproducts/library/w ... 771430.pdf

Has anyone tried this? If you're running Windows Vista or Windows 7, support seems to be limited to only a few hard drive models but in the long run, it sounds like a good solution.
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