02-24-2014 06:52 AM
is it possible to run the m500 msata 240gb on a sector size of 512b. I know that the physical sector size is 4096, but i think my ssd should run on the cluster size of 512. I tried this
Right click on it format...and so on
After that an error appears:"cluster size is to small"
I think its an error of the ssd. Do anyone think i should send it back and try a new one?
02-25-2014 06:20 AM - edited 02-25-2014 06:27 AM
I have read few articles about that and it seems that from the SSDs performance and lifespan point of view it is the best to use default allocation unit size and I think that for modern SSDs Windows should choose 4096 bytes (4KB). I would suggest using 4KB.
However I don't know what is causing this error for you - I am able to format my M500 any way I want, MBR/GPT with allocation units 512 bytes - 64 KB (drive connected externally with USB enclosure).
Edit: Maybe it is some kind of interaction from Windows 8/8.1? Does it pretends to be smarter than user?
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02-26-2014 06:46 AM
Thank you for your question.
I am checking this with our technical team and I will get back to you as soon as possible. If you do need anything else in the meantime, please don't hesitate to ask and I would be more than happy to help.
02-27-2014 09:20 AM
Hey, so I will send it back tomorrow and get a new one instead. After i got the new one i will report my results here.
Thanks for your help!
03-03-2014 09:08 PM
Open an cmd.exe as Administrator and run:
fsutil fsinfo ntfsinfo <drive letter>
Can you format any other drive that returns:
Bytes pro Sektor : 512
Bytes pro physischen Sektor : 4096
with 512 Byte Cluster Size?