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Re: disk partitioners vs disk with 2048 byte phusical sectors




On Wed, Sep 27, 2017 at 11:32:31AM -0400, Gene Heskett wrote:
Oh? The last time I used fdisk I wound up with writes under 15
megs/second, and read of about 21 megs/second. Fixed it so it was
aligned, and its now around 120 megs/second both ways.

And that was presumably a very long time ago. Current tools just start the first partition at a large power of two offset and alignment issues consequently aren't a problem unless you work at it. (This was mainly only an issue with old DOS-style partition tables that started the first partition at 32256 bytes. The 1M first partition offset has been the default in debian I think since wheezy.)

Mike Stone